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More details concerning the high speed chase and gunre incident last week have been released by the Iowa Department and Public Safety and the Decatur County Sheriffs Ofce. Chance Newton, 16, of Kellerton faces two counts of attempted murder after leading law enforcement on a pursuit through Ringgold and Decatur counties and shooting a weapon at several ofcers. Additional charges are pending. According to the state patrol, Ringgold county law enforcement received a report of a stolen blue Ford Focus early Monday, Jan. 14. The car reportedly belonged to Newtons sister. Then at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday a Ringgold county sheriffs deputy located the stolen car. When attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver, now identied as Newton, led the deputy on a short pursuit, but the deputy soon lost sight of the stolen car. At approximately 6:20 a.m., Newton and the stolen vehicle were relocated in Kellerton. Again, Newton evaded ofcers and a second pursuit began. Law enforcement from the Ringgold and Decatur County Sheriffs Ofces and the Iowa State Patrol followed Newton eastbound on Highway 2 to Leon. The pursuit then continued north on Highway 69 out of Leon at speeds approaching 120 miles per hour, according to Decatur county sheriff Herbert Muir. The pursuit ended when Newton lost control and crashed along 240th Avenue, just north of 150th Street in rural Decatur county. As ofcers drove upon Newtons crashed vehicle, Newton red his shotgun. Several rounds struck both a Decatur county deputys car and a state troopers car. According to Muir, two shots went through the windshield and drivers window of the Decatur county vehicle and another two shots hit the roof and windshield of the troopers car. Muir said the trooper was forced to lie down in his seat to avoid serious injury.

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New details emerge in high speed chase, gun incident


The Ringgold County Supportive Service facility is abuzz with activity recently. Twenty-one individuals and ve staff members take part in daily activities that include crafts, life skill lessons, exercise sessions, day-trips into the community and a variety of other events.

Disneyland in southern California calls itself the happiest place on earth. If that is true, the second happiest place may well be located on South Henderson Street right here in Mount Ayr, the home of Ringgold County Supportive Services (RCSS). RCSS is a day facility for adults with intellectual disabilities. According to an informational brochure published by RCSS, its primary goal is to provide its members with activities and resources that assist them in becoming more independent members of society while improving their quality of life as a whole and to gain self-esteem and condence in achieving personal goals. However, its the nurturing environment and caring people that set RCSS apart from similar facilities. Director Cathy McGahuey doesnt consider those who attend RCSS as clients, members or other similar titles. To me theyre individuals, just like you and me, she said. They may not all have the same abilities, but we still try to give them choices and opportunities. Daily activities McGahuey explained a typical day at RCSS runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some days are longer depending upon the activity, such as trips to the county or state fair or the production of their annual play. The day begins with a group discussion where individuals can share personal events or activities as well as get a preview of the days planned activities from the

Ringgold County Supportive Services enhance quality of life for many area individuals

No ofcers involved in the pursuit returned re. The ofcers driving the vehicles that received re were transported for medical treatment; their injuries were non-life threatening. After ring at the ofcers, Muir said Newton grabbed a rie and ed on foot into a nearby eld. A number of personnel from the Decatur and Ringgold county sheriffs departments and state patrol ofcers set up a perimeter around the section in which the incident occured. Deputy Shannon Arends and his dog K-9 Murphy from the Ringgold County Sheriffs Ofce and another ofcer and his dog from the state patrol began to track Newton across farm elds. At approximately 9 a.m. Newton was located roughly one and a half miles away from the crash scene hiding in a van behind a rural farm house. He was taken into custody without incident. Muir reported Newton is currently being held in a state institution.

Lets Get Healthy Kits delivered to local health care providers

Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) recently visited local health care providers to encourage them to join a statewide awareness campaign about the importance of blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. The campaign goal is to increase healthy behaviors that can prevent heart disease. Lets Get Healthy Kits that include posters, brochures, magnets, and bracelets for patients and staff were delivered to Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr Medical Clinic, Crain Medical Clinic, and the Lawhead Dental Clinic. These materials are to serve as a reminder to make health a priority before blood pressure and cholesterol get high. It is easier to keep it

Family escapes as re destroys rural home

staff. The discussion is followed by Besides the regular activities, of the building, the facility was a morning activity that usually in- McGahuey explained individuals eventually closed and plans were in volves learning independent living participate in special activities on place to transport individuals to the skills such as balancing a check- their birthdays and at Christmas. Innovative Industries headquarters book or following directions. Mc- Individuals get to choose a treat to in Creston. Many individuals and Gahuey said activities are tailored celebrate their birthdays, and they their families did not want to go to to individual abilities and interests. often choose a favorite activity Creston, so on February 1, 2000 Also included in morning activi- such as shing, visiting a farm to the beginnings of RCSS opened at ties is an exercise period that may see baby animals or other outings. the 4-H building on the Ringgold include active games, videos and At Christmas individuals draw County Fairgrounds. In October of even dances. that year the new Each indibuilding on South vidual brings Henderson Street his or her own was opened and lunch, and mihas been in contincrowaves and uous service ever cooking facilisince. ties are availAdmissions able. The lunch In 2000 RCSS period also inserviced eight includes a quiet dividuals. Today time during that number has which some grown to 21. Inindividuals dividuals at RCSS may choose to come from Ringrest while othgold, Decatur, ers may work Clarke and Taylor on computers counties. Thirteen or be involved of the 21 current in other quiet individuals are activities. In Ringgold county the afternoons residents. individuals ofBased upon ten get out into RCSS staff members Chandra Poore (left) and Denise Golliday (leaning federal guidelines, the commu- at right) help set up a hands-on activity. RCSS has four nity. They visit criteria for admisnursing homes to work on crafts names, go shopping and wrap sion: 1) individuals must be 18 or and play games. They may visit the presents for each other. Christmas older; 2) they must be diagnosed library or go bowling. Some even is celebrated at McGahueys house with a mental disability; 3) they work on science experiments of with a special visit from Santa must be able to function on a sixtheir choice. IndiClaus. to-one ratio of clients to staff; and viduals take part in an annual staffMcGahuey was especially 4) they must have secured a funding that includes RCSS staff, their proud of the variety of quality com- ing source or have methods of self guardian and their case managers munity-based experiences enjoyed funding. McGahuey explained to set personal goals. by RCSS individuals, including since 2006 most individuals at hiking, picnics, shopping, a buddy RCSS have come under what is program with elementary students known as a Federal ID (Intellectuand restaurant dining along with al Disability) waiver that is funded attendance at many community through Medicaid. All funds assoevents. McGahuey said the re- ciated with the stafng and operasponse from the community has tion of RCSS come from the fedlow than it is to lower after it gets been overwhelmingly positive. eral government to the county. In high. Look for these materials at McGahuey said she and her general, RCSS is a line item in the your next visit. staff are currently trying to arrange county budget much like the roads One of the best ways to control smaller groups to add to the variety department or sheriffs ofce, exblood pressure and cholesterol is of activities based on individual cept RCSS is not funded through by eating a healthy diet. The Cen- skills. the county. ter for Disease Control offers these Not all individuals spend ve Transportation to and from tips: days a week at RCSS. Some work RCSS is provided by the trolley 1) Choose food and drink with part-time in their home communi- service or family members or other little to no added sugars. A 12 ties and come to RCSS on alternate authorized people may provide ounce soda has 10 packets of sug- days. private transportation. This comar. Water has zero. Diet sodas have History munity choice option allows rebeen shown to have unhealthy side Services in Ringgold County imbursement for travel expenses. effects. for citizens with intellectual dis- Stafng and leadership 2) Read those nutrition labels! abilities were once offered by InRCSS is governed by a board of It is hard to reduce sugar and so- novative Industries in a building in directors who oversee the budget dium if the amounts are unknown. downtown Mount Ayr. Due to con- and programming of the facility. High sugar and salt levels dont go ____________________________ cerns about the health and safety of ____________________________ away by ignoring them. Pay close the individuals due to the condition Continued on page 2 Continued on page 2

Four Mount Ayr teams qualied for the state large group speech contest following district competition Saturday at Clarke high school. Pictured are (front row, L-R) Ica Hauge, Caitlin Giles, Emily Fox, Lew Knapp, Allison Wallace and Maggie Jennett; (back row) Matt Poore, Wyatt Jackson, Hagan Willis, Johnathan Triggs, Taylor Still, Tyler Triggs, Jacob Sobotka and Braydee Poore. (Not pictured are Leah Klejch and MaKayla OMailia.) State competition will be held February 2 at Waukee.

Four MACHS large group teams heading to state

The Mount Ayr speech team advanced four events to the state large group speech contest after district competetion last weekend. Those advancing to state included: Group improvisation team of Johnathan Triggs, Braydee Poore, Jacob Sobotka and Matt Poore. The boys situation was nding what was lost. The judge said the boys had good scene development taking a vague scene and turning it into something specic. He also said they developed their characters well. Group improvisation team consisted of Taylor Still, Maggie Jennett, Allison Wallace, Tyler Triggs and Hagan Willis. Their scene was wrestling alligators. Tyler Triggs was the alligator. The judge stated the kids had good energy, and she enjoyed it a lot! The ensemble acting team of Caitlin Giles and Emily Fox also advanced to state. This is the rst year the girls have gone out for speech. Their piece, Dear John, was well received by the judge. He stated the girls did a very nice job with initial characterization - large personalities. The MKIS radio broadcast team of Taylor Still, Allison Wallace, Maggie Jennett, Matt Poore, Leah Klejch, Ica Hauge and MaKayla OMailia are advancing to state. The judge said the kids had good enthusiasm throughout and

the broadcast was easy to follow and listen to. Also participating, but unfortunately not advancing on to state was the group improvisation team of Caitlin Giles, Emily Fox and Lew Knapp. Their scene was washing windows 80 oors up. The judge said the kids had nice facial expressions and were fun to watch with lots of energy. Sniper Games, the short lm by Lew Knapp and Wyatt Jackson, also received a II rating. The judge said the boys had lots of interesting shots and angles and had good choice of sound effects and costuming. Those advancing to state will go to Waukee on February 2.

Hospital board reorganizes, hears report on addition of new doctor

In their rst meeting of the new year the Ringgold County Hospital Board swore in new trustees, Mike Hopkins and Jen Main. New ofcers for 2013 were appointed: Kathi Braby, chair; Vicki Sickels, vice-chair and Bill Armstrong, secretary. Kathi Schuster gave the patient care report citing numbers up again due in part to the u season that is well underway. In an effort to keep u cases down, the hospital has posted signs asking visitors to refrain from visits if they are ill and providing masks for waiting room patients. Teresa Roberts shared the nancial report. Utilization is up and revenue is up with overall revenue numbers still 5.63 percent under budget but showing improvement. Under budget areas in surgical and outpatient care were attributed in part to holiday schedules. Cardiology and respiratory therapy showed peak usage with respiratory directly related to the early u season. The nursing department has remained under budget by 11percent for the month and 12 percent for 2012. RCHs self-funded insurance has taken a heavy hit this year with insurance claims. A huge savings on the nancial side is the completion of the transition to the new Electronic Health Records system. The old and new systems have both been fully available while the changes were being applied and this month RCH was able to nalize implementation of the new system and eliminate the $15,000 in monthly charges for the old system. Additional grant funding is anticipated with the new system now in place when nal documentation is submitted. A new stress test monitor has been purchased replacing the old monitor and the ultra sound machine had its power supply replaced. A grant has been provided to help pay for telecommunications and Internet through a government program designed for rural areas. On that same note, Ringgold County Hospital is the rst to be part of the Iowa Rural Health Telecommunications Project set up through the Iowa Hospital Association which will benet RCH by using the states ber optics network. Good news for helping alleviate the current physician overload was administrator Gordon Winklers announcement that Dr. Jerry Phipps has signed a contract to accept employment with RCH as a family practice physician. Insurance applications necessary prior

The remains of a walk-out basement is all that remains of a rural home after a re Sunday afternoon. Fireghters were called to 2905 270th Street at approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. By the time reghters arrived, they found the home of Adrian and Norma Wolfe fully involved in the re. The home is considered a total loss. Norma Wolfe, her four-year-old son Avery and her sister, Mallory Wintern, were home at the time of re, but according to authorities, all escaped without serious injury. They were transported to Ringgold County Hospital by ambulance and private vehicle for treatment of smoke inhalation. Adrian Wolfe was out of town at the time of the blaze. According to authorities, the re is believed to have begun in the garage area but cause and other specic details are still under investigation. They report the home had working re detectors that operated properly at the time of the re. Fireghters from the Kellerton, Mount Ayr, Ellston and Tingley responded to the call, along with Kellerton rst responders and an ambulance from Ringgold County Hospital. A Ringgold county deputy sheriff also responded to the scene.

to Dr. Phipps seeing patients are underway and the estimated arrival time period for the new staff physician is mid-to-late February. Winkler also reported on the continued efforts to make longterm changes in the way staffing is handled in the emergency room. Ringgold County Hospital struggles along with most other small hospitals to maintain sufcient physician stafng and met Wednesday, January 22 to explore alternatives. Options being considered include: Mid-level coverage which would provide nurse practitioners and physician assistants during daytime hours and physician coverage for night hours. 24/7 coverage which would utilize nurse practitioners and physician assistants full time with local physicians covering the oncall and provide backup as needed. Physician rotation would staff all physicians rotating 24 hour shifts Winkler noted that nurse practitioner and physician assistant availability is much greater. On short notes of interest, jail meals will no longer be provided by RCH after February 9. This will provide a cost report improvement ____________________________
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Opinion Elis humor put to good use THOUGHTS

What did the zero say to the eight? grandson Eli wanted to know. We got the call on Sunday afternoon and Eli had a joke to tell. I dont know, I said. What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt, was the reply. I laughed and told the joke to Valle. It took her a second, but she joined in the laughter. It seems Eli had checked a joke book out of the library and he wanted to tell us jokes. So for 15 minutes or more we laughed along with Eli. Whats the hardest thing about falling out of bed? he asked. The oor, was the answer. He pointed out the puns or the words that sounded the same or were spelled differently. Why did the student eat the dollar bill? he wanted to know. Because his mother gave it to him for lunch. A couple of the jokes he spelled out a word that he wasnt quite sure of, then went on with the joke from there. On and on he went. What kind of fun does a math teacher have? he questioned. Sum fun. Get it s-u-m fun. It was a revelation to see that the family pun gene was being expressed in my grandson. He and I certainly enjoy some of the same kind of silly humor. Why did the nurse fail art class, Eli asked. She could only draw blood. Get it. He was on a roll with school related jokes. Why did the boy bring a rope to class? he went on. Because he wanted to skip the test. Skip the test like miss it, not jump rope. Why did the girl bring lipstick to the test? he read. Because it was a makeup exam. He chuckled. After a couple of chapters out of the book, he promised to read us some more another time. One can only laugh or groan so much at one time, so we said our goodbyes.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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We had had a full weekend, having a party with Printcraft, Inc. owners and staff on Saturday night, then having a visit from my brother Doug, who was the speaker for our church service Sunday. He shared testimonies of courage from his trip to Africa, including the full version of the story from the Republic of the Congo that I shared in an earlier column. After cleaning up from lunch we served to a dozen or so family members, we had our feet up when Eli called to share his treasure trove of jokes. Sunday evening we went to Lamoni for a supper and campre. My brother Ron led a winter term at Graceland University in beginning guitar and campre leadership this year. For the past two weeks our church group has shared with the 16 students in his class in a Sunday evening campre where they tried out their leadership skills and played their guitars to accompany some of the songs. So when one of the students started the song Keep On The Sunnyside, where a joke is called for after each chorus, I was ready. What did the zero say to the eight? I called out. I dont know. What did the zero say to the eight, the leader called back. Nice belt. Oh keep on the sunnyside, always on the sunnyside, keep on the sunnyside of life, we all sang. Not a bad idea, and it was a little easier to do it because Eli had brightened up our day with his jokes.


Letters to the Editor

Writer recalls connection to Tarkio
Editor My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the showing of the movie Lincoln Friday night at the Princess Theater. As I was driving home, I contemplated the Republican President Lincoln, and my mind drifted to an article Alan Smith wrote not long ago in which he spoke of current senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Cuban heritage, who is positioned to run for ___________________________
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More on RCSS
Members of the board currently include Becky Fletchall, Central Point Coordinator; community representatives Becky Caldwell and Chandra Poore; family member representatives Jim Routh and Judy Hensley; Kathy Lerma, case manager representative and Kraig Pennington, Ringgold County Board of Supervisors representative. RCSS currently has a staff of ve, including McGahuey, who began work with RCSS in November 2000 as a staff member. They include Denise Golliday (2000), Jo Ann Pollock (2005) and Elizabeth Creveling (2005) as full-time staff and Chanelle Cole (2012) as parttime. All staff have been trained in rst aid, CPR, prevention of dependent adult abuse and medication management. McGahuey said she and her staff welcome volunteers, especially for special events like trips to the state fair. Because of the requirement for the six-to-one stafng ratio, RCSS is considered at full capacity. McGahuey also said RCSS ac-

President in four years. Mr. Smith, with tougue in cheek, made mention of Rubios slight connection to Ringgold county as he was, at one time, attending Tarkio College on a football scholarship and set foot in Lamoni on Gracelands football eld. That made me chuckle as the fact is Rubio had a far closer connection to Ringgold county than Alan realized since my uncle Jim cepts donations of money or items to benet the individuals. In the past these items have included furniture and craft supplies. In addition RCSS conducts occasional fundraisers such as their annual play to purchase items for the facility. RCSS is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and recently completed an accreditation visit from a CARF surveyor. McGahee said facilities such as RCSS have 700 standards they must meet to qualify for accreditation. She said the surveyor was highly complimentary of the RCSS facility in programming and praised the facility for its wide variety and quality of service. She especially was impressed by the scrapbooks designed and created by each individual to show their own personal activities throughout the year. So, in the new year if you have resolved to volunteer or get more involved in your community, give RCSS some thought. It may not be Disneyland, but it is most denitely warm and sunny inside.

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Arneal was on the Tarkio College board of directors at the time. Jim Arneal, with my mother Mary, was born and raised on a farm southeast of Redding just a mile or so north of the Missouri border. They both graduated from Redding high school and graduated from Tarkio College where Uncle Jim was a prominent member of the basketball team which won the NAIA national championship in the early 40s. I suspect that Uncle Jim is the only native Ringgold county resident to be a member of a college national championship team. In any event, Uncle Jim was on the board at Tark, as we called it at the time and also a few years later when it closed. His parents, J.D. and Bessie, are buried in Mount Ayr. You older folks in Mount Ayr may recall Bruce and Grace Arneal, who had a house and small acreage in east Mount Ayr of which some of the pasture was sold off to Gerold Plumbing and Heating for their building. Uncle Jim has many relatives, though distant, still living in Ringgold county. As a side note, I too am a proud Tark graduate, and I tell people I have it the best since I have a diploma from an accredited four-year college but never get solicited for alumni donations... but I digress. It was delightful to be able to view the movie a short distance from home in a jewel that the Mount Ayr community put a huge amount of sweat equity, let alone money, into, and with a full house that evening, it was truly a testament to those individuals and the community who had the foresight and resolve to complete. Kudos to all involved - job well done. Bill Henderson Cleareld Tarkio College, 72

Fifty Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, January 17, 1963.) Salaries and ages of employees of the engineering department and for maintenance and construction workers of Ringgold county will be substantially the same as paid last year. The wage scale was xed by the board of supervisors at the regular January session. The county engineer will be paid an annual salary of $9,000 instead of $10,000 as last year. The starting wage of instrument men, $330 instead of $310 per month, will range upward to $400. All other wages remain unchanged. The wage scale is as follows: county engineer, $9,000; assistant engineer, $6,500; bookkeeper and secretary, $3,720; instrument men, $330 per month, $400 per month; Rodman, inspector, rock checker and ofce work, $1 to $1.45 per hour, and extra typing, $1 per hour. Leo A. Saltzman was elected chairman of the Ringgold County Hospital board of trustees . He succeeds Everett Reynolds, who continues to serve as a member. Ora Miller was re-elected vice chairman and Billy Breckenridge was elected secretary to succeed John Faust, who continues to serve as a member of the board. Other members are Ora Fugate and Ray Pottorff. Russell Boyd serves as administrator. The Mount Ayr Community high school Raiders grabbed a pair of victories Friday night at Lenox to run their seasonal record to 10-1, as they defeated the Lenox Tigers, 75 to 41, and the Diagonal Maroons, 65 to 60, Saturday night on the local oor. Royce Davis was elected president of the Security State Bank in Mount Ayr at the annual meeting of the board of directors held Wednesday of last week. Mr. Davis succeeds Harold M. Ross, who was named chairman of the board and chief executive ofcer. Mr. Ross had served as president of the bank since June 1948. Other ofcers elected and the time they became identied with the

LOOKING BACK in the Early Files

bank are as follows: Ray J. Jayne, January 1951, vice president; Doris Hannon, August 1947, cashier; Veronica Markley, August 1947, assistant cashier, and Glea Andrews, teller. Andrew Johnson of Mount Ayr has been re-elected by members of the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association in Ringgold county to serve as director of the state organization for a term of three years starting January 1, 1963, according to an announcement made by Frank D. Potts, state president. Marshal Matthews of Benton was elected chairman of the Adult Education Council of the Mount Ayr Community school district. Other ofcers elected were Mrs. Vance Geiger of Redding, vice chairman and Mrs. Dave Jobe of Tingley, secretary-treasurer. Births reported at Ringgold County Hospital this week were a daughter, born Jan. 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Andrews of Redding; a son, born Jan. 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Drake of Mount Ayr, and a daughter, born Jan. 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Agnew of Lamoni. Obituaries this week were Clara Elizabeth Petrie Clark, Bertha May Coulson Shackleton, Fred Virgil Bonebrake, Peter J. McGrath Twenty-ve Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, January 28, 1988.) Visiting Ringgold county as part of a Southern Africa speakers tour of Iowa last week were three spokesmen for various aspects of the problems of the region. Rob Jones of New York City, program director at the American Committee on Africa, an anti-apartheid group active in lobbying for economic sanctions against South Africa; Rev. Maurice Nkagane, a South African Lutheran pastor, currently at Trinity Theological Seminary in Columbus, OH, and Fernando Lima, news editor for the Mozambique News Agency, who has currently been working in the United States, all spent last Tuesday night in Mount Ayr. depressed less often. RCPH continues their work on a Community Transformation Grant to reduce the impact of chronic diseases. Those wanting more information on walking, biking, or healthy eating may call Ringgold County Public Health at 641-4640691. Visit RCPH on the web and sign up for their monthly newsletter at www.rcph.net or nd them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ rstop.

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away by ignoring them. Pay close attention to breads and soups and anything you buy in middle aisles of grocery stores. 3) Select lean cuts of meats and poultry and low fat dairy products. 4) Increase amount of fruits and vegetables in diet. Most know eating healthy is good for the heart but recent studies show those who eat more fruits and vegetables are

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Two speech contest entries from Mount Ayr Community high school received I ratings at the district speech contest in Indianola Saturday and qualied to advance to the state contest Saturday, Feb. 6. The two I rating entries were from four entries in the individual and small group speech contest. Betsy Jones sponsors the program. Jerry Noble, Shawn Buckner and Rhonda Bennett performed the ensemble acting segment titled Babies and received a I rating as did the solo mime presentation about growing old done by Tricia Trullinger. A check for $827.50 for use in the food pantry projects of the Neighborhood center in Mount Ayr was delivered this week, part of the money raised in the annual CROP walk in Ringgold county for hunger. The check represents 25 percent of the $3,310 raised in the county CROP walk October 6, 1987. The check was presented to Mary Cavin, director of the Neighborhood Center, by Rev. Dorie Hanson of Mount Ayr, who headed up the CROP committee of the Ringgold County Ministerial Association this year. The Raider wrestlers nished in 11th place in the 16-team John Harris Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Corning January 22-23. Cody Shay, consolation champ at 132, clinched the top placing for the Raiders with Jeff Scott, fourth at 104, Joe Love, fourth at 145, Ed McCreary, fth at super heavyweight and Scott England, sixth at 126, rounding out the MACHS medal winners. A presentation of $50 worth of beef certicates was made to the Challenge Center in Mount Ayr this week by the Ringgold County CattleWomen. The certificates help with the meat purchases for the lunches the clients make at the center. Ringgold county beef queen Racinda Jackson of Kellerton made the presentation to Connie Bailey, program manager at the Challenge Center, a sheltered workshop for handicapped adults. Total contribution from the annual Ducks Unlimited banquet held in Mount Ayr for the 100 Point Chapter raised $12,800 for conservation activities. The total was announced this week by Greg Jobe, chairman of the 1987 event. The total was higher than that amount raised in 1986. Obituaries in this issue were Glenn Edward Lesan, Otto E. Sobotka, Quentin Bayard Abarr, Margaret P. Trower, Grace C. Roberts, Inez M. Dolecheck and Gardie Earnie Lewis. Ten Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, January 16, 2003.) Local deer hunter Bill Sickels of Mount Ayr shows off the 20-point nontypical buck that he killed with his muzzle loader on January 6. The deer may have the second or third largest rack for any deer ever shot with a muzzle loading rie in Iowa.

Two longtime teachers announced their plans for retirement and requested early retirement benets at the Mount Ayr Community school board meeting Monday night. Letters of resignation were received from Joan Jackson, elementary school librarian who has 25 years of service there, and Marie Still, lead Title I teacher, who has taught for 35 years including 24 years in the Mount Ayr Community school district. Clifton Gunderson, LLP, of West Des Moines released an audit report on Ringgold county recently. The auditing company reported that Ringgold county had local tax revenue of $7,425,076 for the year ending June 30, 2002, which included $867,305 in tax credits from the state. The county forwarded $5,008,348 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the county. The US Bank Foundation recently made a donation of $1,000 to the Ringgold County Family Resource Center to be used to increase their endowment fund with the South Central Iowa Community Foundation. Tony Trullinger recently earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Commencement ceremonies were held December 21 in Lincoln. Trullinger is the son of Kent and Debbie Trullinger of Tingley. He and his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Carolyn, are moving to Ann Arbor, MI where Tony accepted a post doctoral research appointment at the University of Michigan. Letterwinners for the Mount Ayr Community high school wrestling squad this season included Kyle Hayse, Kegan Bishop, Dany Ray, David Head, Kevin Trullinger, Tomie Overholser, Chris Ford, Daniel Stull, Mark Trullinger, Michael Smith, Zach Schafer and Wes Zollman. Three Ringgold county students participate in a youth free throw contest held January 12 at the Central Decatur high school gym in Leon. Daniel Showalter (12 years), David Showalter (10 years) and Molly Budach (10 years) took part in the free throw contest sponsored by the local council of the Knights of Columbus of Mount Ayr and Leon. Budach will represent the 10-year-old age group in the district contest in Osceola in February. Obituaries this week were Lois Breckenridge Jensen and Sam Edward Wilkey.



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January 10-17, 2012 6:27 a.m., call for magistrate. (OC) 7:19 a.m., ofcer checking in. (MA) 8:26 a.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 9:21 a.m., call for clerk. (OC) 10:31 a.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 10:42 a.m., call for sheriff. (CO) 3:04 p.m., caller returning ofcers call. (CO/EL) 3:23 p.m., 911 call, wrong number. 3:28 p.m., Union county calling with information. (OC) 8:15 p.m., caller signing up for security check. (MA) 9 p.m., caller reported BBs shot at her house. (KE) 9:23 p.m., caller needing salvage deer tag. (DI) Friday, January 11 12:50 a.m., caller reporting their dog got loose. (MA) 8:13 a.m., caller with questions about inmate. (CO) 10:22 a.m., caller with questions for dispatch. (CO) 10:42 a.m., caller with complaints about county roads. (CO) 10:57 a.m., caller with questions about papers that were served. 12:09 p.m., caller with concerns about county roads resolved. (CO) 12:12 p.m., caller needing to speak to the sheriff. (MA) 1:06 p.m., caller needing to speak to the sheriff. (MA) 1:50 p.m., caller wanting court dates for inmates. (MA) 7:56 p.m., dog complaint. (KE) 8:14 p.m., caller reporting vandalism. (MA) Saturday, January 12 1:59 a.m., caller reporting disruptive vehicle. (SC) 7:02 a.m., magistrate checking in. (CO) 7:33 a.m., ofcer checking in. (CO) 8:26 a.m., request for an ambulance. (MA) 8:51 a.m., caller with a message for ofcer. (MA) 9:14 a.m., report of power outage. (OC) 9:52 a.m., reserve ofcer checking in. (MA) 11:17 a.m., caller ready for escort. (MA) 11:22 a.m., caller looking for driver. (CO) 12:20 p.m., dog complaint. (MA) 12:23 p.m., caller wanting a plat book. (MA) 12:34 p.m., caller wanting to speak with an ofcer. (KE) 11:30 p.m., caller advising their car had broken down. Sunday, January 13 1:35 a.m., burglar alarm sounding. (MA) 3:53 p.m., caller wanting ofcer to call back. (DI) 5:36 p.m., caller advising there was a window open at the courthouse. (MA) Monday, January 14 7:40 a.m., caller wanting Rural Iowa Crisis number. (MA) 8:39 a.m., caller checking on an inmate. (OC) 9:02 a.m., call for ofcer. (OC) 9:08 a.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 10:48 a.m., request for a copy of an accident report. (OC) 11:12 a.m., caller needing warrant returned. (MA) 11:31 a.m., caller wanting to schedule a visit. (OC) 11:37 a.m., sex offender checking in. (CO) 11:43 a.m., caller wanting to know the address of the sheriffs ofce. (MA) 12:05 p.m., caller reporting they found their dog. (DI) 12:10 p.m., caller wanting to leave message. 12:35 p.m., caller wanting ofcer to call them back. (OC) 1:30 p.m., call about more calendars. (MA) 1:47 p.m., caller wanting fax number for sheriffs ofce. (MA) 3:04 p.m., caller reporting stolen items. (KE) 3:59 p.m., request for an ambulance. (OC) 6:17 p.m., caller needing ofcer. (MA) 6:35 p.m., caller reporting loose dog. (KE) 8:46 p.m., caller with travel concerns. (MA)
ton; EL = Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE = Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconseld; BO = Benton; SC = Shannon City; BL = Blockton; RE = Redding; SV = Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County; OS = Out of State)

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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR AND TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS January 10-17, 2012 Timothy A. Newton, Mount Ayr, $222.00, speeding 20 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Richard Aaron Schmitz, Lenox, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Casey L. Riedel, Bedford, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Stephen Alan Sickels, Mount Ayr, $262.50, employee providing tobacco to minor/rst offense. Stephanie Marie Crouse, Waukee, $87.00, failure to display registration plate. Danny Lee Gentry, Princeton, MO, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Richard Dawane Cena, Grand River, $397.50, driving while license denied, suspended or cancelled. FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT January 14 - A judgment was led in magistrates court nding Brian Atteberry of Creston guilty of theft in the fth degree. Atteberry was sentenced to one day in jail, given credit for time served and ordered to serve the remainder of the sentence within one day of this ling. In addition he was ordered to pay a law enforcement initiative surcharge of $125, court costs of $60, jail fees of $35, service fees of $25 and restitution to Jerrys Sinclair in the amount of $128.62, all monies payable to the clerk of court. Atteberry was ordered to be ngerprinted by the Ringgold County Sheriffs Ofce. Appeal bond was set at $300. January 16 - A judgment was led in magistrates court nding Jason Naill of Blockton guilty of theft in the fth degree. Naill was ordered to pay a ne of $100, a surcharge of $35, a law enforcement initiative surcharge of $125, court costs of $60 and restitution to Lynns Sinclair in the amount of $100.75, all monies payable to the clerk of court by February 27, 2013. FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT January 14 - A deferred judgment was granted to Damon Curtis Dustin of Braddyville on a charge of posession of a controlled substance/ marijuana. Dustin was placed on two years supervised probation with the Iowa Department of Correctional Services and ordered to pay their $300 supervision fee. In addition, Dustin was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $315, jail fees of $140, a law enforcement initiative surcharge of $125 and court costs of $100, all monies payable to the clerk of court. Dustin was also ordered to reimburse the state of Iowa for his court-appointed attorney fees. Appeal bond was set at $1,000. If all terms of the judgment are met, this conviction can be expunged. January 14 - A deferred judgment was granted to Trena Lorene Anderson of Sidney on a charge of child endangerment. Anderson was placed on two years supervised probation with the Iowa Department of Correctional Services and ordered to pay their $300 supervision fee. In addition, Anderson was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $625 and court costs of $100, all monies payable to the clerk of court. Anderson was also ordered to undergo evaluation for substance abuse and to satisfy all recommendations of the evaluation and to reimburse the state of Iowa for her court-appointed attorney fees. Appeal bond was set at $2,000. If all terms of the judgment are met, this conviction can be expunged. RINGGOLD COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE January 19 - Kegan Evan Bishop was arrested by Ringgold County Sheriff Ofce personnel on a count of OWI/rst offense. RINGGOLD COUNTY SHERIFFS LOG
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Tuesday, January 15 4:41 a.m., caller reporting car missing. (KE) 6:21 a.m., call for ofcer. (KE) 7:49 a.m., caller checking on son. (KE) 7:50 a.m., call for dispatch. (OC) 9 a.m., call for ofcer. (OC) 9 a.m., call for sheriff. (CO) 9:36 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 11:38 a.m., call for jail. (MA) 12:30 p.m., caller reporting missing dog. (MA) 1:19 p.m., call for civil clerk. (MA) 2:25 p.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 3:09 p.m., caller reporting stolen items. (DI) 3:30 p.m., caller wanting address for sheriffs ofce. (OC) 3:57 p.m., caller wanting to speak to chief deputy. (EL) 4:21 911 call, request for an ambulance. (TI) 5 p.m., dog complaint at CGI. (MA) 6:25 p.m., caller needing to speak to ofcer. (RE) 7:31 p.m., request for an ambulance. (TI) 8:19 p.m., caller reporting an alarming solicitor call. (CO) 8:20 p.m., call for information regarding prisoner. (OC) 8:25 a.m., reserve ofcer checking in. (CO) 10 a.m., caller with problem for ofcer. (OC) 10:50 a.m., caller with condential stuff - transferred to ofcer. Wednesday, January 16 5:28 a.m., caller reporting a water leak. (MA) 5:40 p.m., caller reporting a water leak. (MA) 7:35 a.m., caller advised they didnt need ofcer. (CO) 7:51 a.m., sheriff checking in. (CO) 8:50 a.m., caller requesting a picture on investigation. (CO) 9:21 a.m., caller advising of transport information on inmate. (OS) 9:47 a.m., 911 call, false alarm. (MA) 10:10 a.m., caller with question on civil papers that needed served. (OC) 10:37 a.m., 911 call for Decatur county - call transferred. (OC) 10:51 a.m., 911 call, report of a semi rollover with hogs escaping. (CO) 10:57 a.m., 911, caller advised they had just approached a wreck and hogs were escaping. (CO) 11:11 a.m., request for information. (DI) 11:35 a.m., caller reporting a phone deal. (CO) 3:07 p.m., domestic call. (MA) 3:46 p.m., 911 call. (TI) 4:08 p.m., caller with information for ofcer. (CO) 4:30 p.m., caller reporting power outage. (OC) 5 p.m., request for an ambulance. (MA) 5:21 p.m., caller with a request for information. (MA) 6:02 p.m., 911 call, hang up. (CO) 6:22 p.m., call for ofcer. (DI) 6:24 p.m., caller wanting a welfare check done. (OC) 6:35 p.m., caller looking for missing dog. (KE) 7:23 p.m., 911 call, hit and run complaint. (DI) Thursday, January 17 12:58 a.m., 911 call, domestic problems. (MA) 2:36 a.m., 911 call, request for an ambulance. (MA) 6:32 a.m., 911 call - not an emergency. (CO/MA) 6:33 a.m., 911 call, request for an ambulance. (TI) 7:02 a.m., caller returning phone call to ofcer. (CO/EL) 7:21 a.m., Department of Corrections calling to speak to sheriff. (OC) 7:22 a.m., caller needing information. 7:25 a.m., Ringgold County Hospital calling in need of information. (MA) 9:33 a.m., Department of Corrections calling to speak to the sheriff again. (OC) 8:27 a.m., caller checking on an

inmate. (CO) 9:59 a.m., 911 call, request for an ambulance. (MA). COURTHOUSE NEWS Ringgold County Courthouse hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Ringgold county now has a website at www.ringgoldcounty. us. Assessor: Neil Morgan, 4643233. Auditor: Amanda Waske, 464-3239. Board of Supervisors: David Inloes, chairman, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington, members, 464-3244. Supervisors meetings are open to the public and are held in the supervisors conference room located on the second oor between the clerk of court and auditors ofce. On days the board is not scheduled to be in ofce, please direct all inquiries to the auditors ofce. To schedule a meeting time with the supervisors, contact the auditors ofce. Regular board meetings are held on Mondays with ofcial public notice of the meeting agendas posted at the Ringgold county courthouse, Mount Ayr RecordNews, Sun Valley Lake and Diagonal city hall the day before. Clerk of Court (a state ofce): Jackie Saville, 464-3234; fax: 464-2478. Ofce hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The clerks ofce handles alimony and child support payments, probates, civil and criminal lings, magistrates court and records and services of adoptions, conservatorships, court proceedings, divorces, estates, grand jury, guardianships, judgments, juvenile proceedings, mechanics liens, mental health admissions, petit jury, surety company certicates, state hospital, trafc violations, trust funds, trusteeships. Certied copies can be made of above listed records. Court records are also available at www.iowacourts.gov. County Conservation Board: Kate Zimmerman, phone: 464-2787, email: rangerkate@iowatelecom.net. Please contact for information on rules and regulations, parks, trail ways, camping, shelter reservations, environmental education and more. Parks are open March 15 - November 15. Walk-in trafc is allowed year round. County Weed Commissioner: Brenda Adams, 641-344-9629. Development and Tourism: Karen Bender, Coordinator, 4643704. If anyone has any calendar events, please contact the development ofce at 641-464-3704. E-911 Service Board: Merle Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount Ayr, 464-3311. Emergency Management Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordinator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite 105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone: 464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: tjackson@iowatelecom.net. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tornado sirens in Mount Ayr will be tested the rst Tuesday of each month unless there is severe weather. Engineer: Zach Gunsolley, P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Henderson Drive. Ofce hours: Monday Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. General Relief: Teresa Jackson, 109 W. Madison St., Suite 105, 464-3344. Ofce hours: Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon or by appointment. For emergencies call 641-344-9767. Recorder: Karen Schaefer, 464-3231. Passport applications are taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certied vital records can be obtained from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The recorders ofce serves as a passport agent. Items needed to apply are: certied copy of birth certicate, drivers license or state issued ID, two-inch square passport photos and passport application (both available at recorders ofce) and fees. Allow four to six

Snapshots of History

Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr in the early 1950s. BY MIKE AVITT hospital came when the Ringgold There were many efforts to ob- County Home was discontinued tain health care facilities decades in the late 1930s. The building before the Ringgold County Hos- was only about 17 years old, but, pital was built in Sheldon Heights. for whatever reason, this idea was A local doctor rented rooms at scrapped in favor of constructthe Commercial Hotel in Mount ing a new facility. In the fall of Ayr for use as a sanitarium. Dr. 1946, a bond issue was passed for Gilmour tried the same thing at $100,000 and a group of commisthe Willow Home boarding house sioners appointed by the Ringgold around the turn of the century. Lat- County Board of Supervisors set er, in 1921 I believe, Dr. A. J. Ah- out to secure a site for the new hosrens turned his home (the former pital. Baptist Church) into a legitimate hospital with ve patients rooms In the meantime, more money upstairs and a couple downstairs. was needed and this came in severThis effort lasted long enough for al different ways. The land for the Dr. Ahrens to build an ofce on the new facility was donated by I. J. south side of his hospital. I dont Dailey, Dr. C. C. Lawhead, Clyde know how long the hospital last- Lesan and Mount Ayrs Security ed, but the house sits at 201 West State Bank. Additional revenue Jefferson and is the home of Mr. was raised by the county selling and Mrs. Keith Cole. The house the County Home and the adjoinwas built as the Baptist Church in ing farm. My notes say that Roy 1872. Larson bought the poor farm (as Another attempt to establish a it was sometimes called) at public weeks from date of application to receive passport book or card from the passport agency. Expedited service is available for an additional fee. Individuals with recent name changes can get their passport book/card updated without a fee within one year of issue. Forms may be obtained at the recorders ofce. For additional information call the recorders ofce or go to www.travel.state.gov/passport. Sanitarian: Ringgold County Public Health Agency, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public Health Agency: 119 S. Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emergency Only 911, Non-Emergency (Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 4642911. New location at the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center, 801 West South Street. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions - dial 511 or online at www.IowaRoadConditions. org. Treasurer: Debbie Cannon, 464-3230. Property taxes can be paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org with Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards or e-checks. Payments made in the ofce may be with cash, checks or with a Master Card, Visa or Discover credit or debit card. All documents conveying real estate need to have the name and address of the person to whom the property tax statement is to be mailed. Please check renewal notices and tax statements for the correct information. If the information is wrong, contact the treasurers ofce. Motorists can now renew moCounter Subscriptions for those who cant wait until Thursday to read the Mount Ayr Record-News. Save money too. tor vehicle registrations online at www.iowatreasurers.org if a renewal notice is received through the United States Postal Service that contains a personal identication number (PIN). Please be aware that the PIN can only be used one time. Contact the treasurers ofce for more information. Those with December birth dates are reminded to register their motor vehicles by January 31, 2013. Bring in the renewal statement received in the mail so renewals can be quickly processed. Drivers License Ofce: Located in the Treasurers Ofce. Drivers licenses may be renewed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before and up to 60 calendar days after the drivers birth date. The drivers license station hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 464-3230 with questions. Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith, 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - noon; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.

auction on August 5, 1948. Soon after this move, another bond issue was passed for $70,000 and donations were collected until funding was sufcient. Construction began in the fall of 1949 and the Ringgold County Hospital was completed in April of 1951. Open House was held April 15, and the community was introduced to the rst administrator, Miss Genevieve Greene. Miss Greene supervised a staff of 21 doctors, nurses, aides and ofce workers. Dr. C. C. Lawhead, H. M. Ross, Paul Beymer, Homer Denney, William Breckenridge, Billie Finch and Carl Hogue served as the rst trustees. The rst baby born in the hospital was Janet Dennis, born on April 19, 1951 to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Dennis. There would be more births and even an expansion of the hospital building, but thats another article.

The honor roll lists for Graceland Universitys 2012 Fall Term have been announced. Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the presidents list. Students with a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are named to the honors list. Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the deans list. Named to the presidents list are Julie Neas of Kellerton, Cassandra Still of Mount Ayr and Anne Uhlenkamp of Mount Ayr. Ariel Dickerson of Ellston was named to honors list. Appearing on the deans list are Jennifer Leeper of Kellerton, Eugene Waugh of Mount Ayr and Heather Percield of Redding.

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NOTICE - If you would like your organizations meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact Record-News staff at 464-2440. Thursday, January 24 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Saturday, January 26 Card shower for Guelda Barkers 90th birthday. Cards and correspondence may be sent to her at 201 South Lincoln Street, Mount Ayr, IA 50854. Sunday, January 27 Missionary Elizabeth Carter, granddaughter of Helen Moon of Blockton, will speak at the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church in Mount Ayr at 2 p.m. Monday, January 28 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Second Childhood Doll Club will meet for lunch at Rumors at 12:30 p.m. Meeting is at the Ringgold County Extension ofce at 1:30 p.m. Program will be show and tell. Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Ringgold County Tourism meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 Card shower for Rev. Doris Kintons 80th birthday. Cards and correspondence may be sent to her at 1440 45th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311. Wednesday, January 30 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Thursday, January 31 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Friday, February 1 The annual Ringgold county reunion will be held at Anns Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. Hwy. 83, San Juan, TX. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch following. Monday, February 4 Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Mount Ayr City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Ayr City Hall. Beekeeping class at the Lamoni community center from 6 to 9 p.m. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mount Ayr Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Mount Ayr. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, February 5 Calico Quilters will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, Mount Ayr. Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Jamies Coffee Mill & Deli for dinner during the meeting. Faith Lodge #179 A.F. & A.M. meets at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Mount Ayr. Wednesday, February 6 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. The Mount Ayr Public Library board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the library.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Library Leangs Mount Ayr honor rolls told

for rst semester
Mount Ayr Community ofcials recently released the names of high school and middle school students listed on the A and B honor rolls for the rst semester. A total of 107 students were named to the honors list. Nineteen high school and eight middle school students were included on the A honor roll. Forty-two high school and 38 middle school students were listed on the B honor roll. A honor roll students are listed below by grade: Seventh grade: Mercadez Birkenholtz, Alyssa Johnson and Abbey Schafer. Eighth grade: Sadie Frost, Mitchell Jennett, Macy Larsen, Tessa Shields and Megan Warin. Freshmen: Trevor Anderson, Lincoln Lutrick and Trina Restauro. Sophomores: Laneesa Brand and Ashton Johnson. Juniors: Leah Klejch, Naomi Richards, Brook Rychnovsky, Jacob Sobotka and Allison Wallace. Seniors: Hannah Fletchall, Madison Hoseld, Jena Janes, Maggie Jennett, April Shields, Taylor Still, Johnathan Triggs, Kylie Wilson and Logan Wimer. B honor roll students are listed below by grade: Seventh grade: Eian Adams, Bailey Anderson, Cauy Bickel, Alex Booth, Marcus Daughton, Madyson Henson, Caylie Hickman, Russell Holmes, William Hunt, Mitchell Lutrick, Craven Martin, Dylan McAlexander, Zach Murphy, Bradley Phelps, Amarillo Reyes, Kenisha Ross, Hallie Still, Brayden Swank, Mitchell Swank, Chania Vos, Bradley Wurster, John Young, Kirsten Young and William Young. Eighth grade: Tristen Ackley, Molly Anderson, Cal Daughton, Haylea England, Hope Fletchall, Blair Glendenning, Breanne Haley, Michael Hanan, Cheyenne Haveman, Mike James, Kyler Martin, Ashton Sheil, Kelcie Shields and Clay Wimer. Freshmen: Samanth Crawford, Laura Davison, Kirsten Dolecheck, Kyle Dolecheck, Cheyenne Gillespie, Ica Hauge, Shaley Miller, Madison Mobley, Rhett Murphy, Ashton Quick, Baylee Stark, Taylor Wilson and Alexandra Young. a cold that turned into pneumonia and died within a month of taking ofce. New to the library: In regular print ction: The Suspect by John Lescroat. In paperback ction: A Rocky Mountain Christmas by William W. Johnstone. Sophomores: Quintin Chumbley, Shelbie Greene, Christiana Overholtzer, Mariah Restauro, Adrian Richards, Allie Shields, Grant Staats, Tyler Triggs and Riley Weehler. Juniors: Jacob Beamgard, Paige Daughton, Jack Jones, Noah Larsen, Mason Mercer, Matthew Poore, Zachary Tipton, Quency Vos and Hagan Willis. Seniors: Jasper Abarr, Charles Corum, Erin Dolecheck, Emily Fox, Caitlin Giles, Levi Martin, Megan Pearce, Braydee Poore, Zane Sickels, Jacob Still and Natasha Van Heeswyk.

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With malice toward none, with charity for all . . . . the words of Abraham Lincolns second inaugural echo through the ages, as does Lincoln himself. Kudos to the Princess Theater for bringing the very excellent movie Lincoln to the community. We can all be proud of our theater for such high quality and affordable family entertainment. The lm was oddly modern in its portrayal of the struggles between President Lincoln and the house of Representatives. Particularly acrimonious was the ght over the passage of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery. The inauguration of a President is proof that our system works. Our rst President George Washington proved that when he refused a third and, if he had wanted it, a lifetime term stepping aside for the election of a new president, John Adams. Washington had already demonstrated his commitment to representative government. In 1783 he resigned his commission as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and returned to Mount Vernon. When his old nemesis, George III, was told of Washingtons plans, he said, if he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world. Until the passage of the 20th amendment in 1933, the date for the inauguration of the president and vice president was March 4. With that amendment, the date was changed to January 20. During the Great Depression the period between the election of Franklin Roosevelt in November and his taking ofce in March seemed way too long. At that inauguration Franklin Roosevelt uttered the words that helped restore the nations condence when he said, that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. . . . Roosevelt did not attend any of the inaugural dances but went to work on a solution to the banking crisis. In the four months since his election, a run on bank deposits by frightened depositors threatened every bank in the United States. But, as a matter of fact, Franklin Roosevelt could not dance, an attack of polio had crippled his legs. The next morning the nation awoke to a bank holiday, he closed every bank in the United States until federal inspectors could examine them. Once condence was restored, people put their money in the banks and the crisis passed. George Washington had the shortest inaugural speech, only 135 words. William Henry Harrison had the longest, 8,445 words in 1841. Harrison stood bareheaded without a coat on the podium on a cold, wet and windy day in March delivering his speech. He caught

Couple exchanged vows December 26

Mr. Rod White of Mount Ayr is pleased to announce the marriage of his daughter, Amelia Michelle, to Ethan Daniel Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Baker of Cleareld. The couple was married December 26, 2012 in Mount Ayr. This was the grooms grandparents 64th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Baker are both 2009 graduates of Mount Ayr Community high school. The bride, an LPN, will join her husband in North Carolina where he is a corporal in the USMC. The couple will return to Iowa in July and plan to further their educations. A reception for the couple will be held at a later date.

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The work of mixed media artist, calligrapher and abstract painter John Y. Chang will be showcased in the latest exhibit at Northwest Missouri State Universitys Olive DeLuce Art Gallery in Maryville, MO. Changs exhibit, Encounters of Space, will open with a lecture and reception at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

There are many valid reasons for pruning trees and shrubs. The most important reasons include pruning for safety, health and appearance. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the best time to prune common Iowa trees. To have additional tree, yard and garden questions answered, contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or email hortline@ iastate.edu. Find answers to common yard and garden questions at the ISU Horticulture Departments Yard and Garden FAQs website, http:// expert.hort.iastate.edu/. You can also stop by the Ringgold County Extension ofce at 101 N. Polk, Mount Ayr, Iowa Monday through Friday noon. When is the best time to prune oak trees? Winter (December through February) is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa. Pruning oak trees in winter greatly reduces the risk of an oak wilt infection. Oak wilt is a fungal disease that is lethal to many oaks. It can be spread from infected trees to healthy trees by sap-feeding beetles (picnic bugs). Oak wilt infections occur most commonly in spring and early summer. The sapfeeding beetles are very active in spring and early summer. During this same time, oak wilt infected trees are producing masses of spore-producing fungal material (spore mats). These mats release a fruity odor that attracts sap-feeding beetles and other insects. As the beetles feed on the spore mats, spores often accumulate on the surface of their bodies. Sap that forms at the surface of pruning cuts made in spring or early summer may attract sapfeeding beetles that may have been previously feeding on an oak wilt infested tree. As the beetles feed on the sap of the pruning cut, fungal spores get into the fresh wound, infecting the tree. Pruning oak trees in winter greatly reduces the risk of an oak wilt infection as the beetles and fungal mats are not present at that time of year.

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Meacham observed 65th birthday

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The rst Legislative Coffee of the season will be held in Ringgold county at the Senior Activity Center at 110 North Taylor in Mount Ayr, Saturday, Jan.26. Senator Joni Ernst and Representative Cecil Dolecheck will be meet and greet citizens from 1:00 to 2:00 pm with light refreshments provided. Anyone is welcome, including youth. The elected ofcials will give comments of what is happening in the Legislature as well as take comments or questions from the audience. It is interesting so come, listen, and learn. Note the change of usual location. The Senior Activity Center is north of Shafer Insurance just off the East side of the square. Upcoming Legislative Coffees will be held February 16 and March 16 at the Extension ofce at 101 N. Polk Street in Mount Ayr. They are also scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm. The Legislative Coffee is sponsored by the Mount Ayr Chamber.

Chuck Meacham of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Mount Ayr and a member of the infamous MACHS Class of 1967, celebrated his 65th birthday anniversary on January 21, 2013. Cards and correspondence may be sent to him at 7601 Hopdown Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85741.

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The family of Doris Kinton -Tom Kinton, Lorinda Parker and Karla McNulty -- would like to host a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday on January 29. Cards and correspondence may be sent to Doris Kinton, 1440 45th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311.
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To celebrate the renovation of the Shaw Center and the re-installation of the Casavant pipe organ, the Graceland Music Department presents a free organ recital by Dr. Jan Kraybill on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Lamoni. The recital will be held in the Shaw Center Family Auditorium at Graceland University. This free concert will explore multiple genres of organ music. NEED A RESUME? We can professionally design your resume and have a selection of ne paper and envelopes at the Record-News.

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Ann Baker spent Sunday visiting Beverly Straight. Patty and Wallace Sobotka attended a birthday party for Ronny Sobotka Sunday evening at the Pizza Ranch in Creston. This party was also a surprise party for Patty Sobotka in honor of her 80th birthday anniversary. Chuck and Corinna Sobotka were one of the surprises who attended the party. Jakes friend, Jordan. Cassie Still stayed overnight with her grandma and Aunt Jan Friday night. The sisters helped with the breakfast for supper Saturday evening. Sunday they enjoyed a special presentation at the Kellerton Assembly of God Church by a gentleman from Hope Mission in Des Moines. They had a potluck luncheon following at the church and helped Pastor Bart Shields celebrate his birthday. Monday the sisters had doctors appointments in Mount Ayr. Bob, have been patients in the hospital in Liberty recently. They were certainly glad to be home. Get well wishes to all the friends and neighbors suffering from colds and u.

shared the 7Ups of Life and the Beatitudes of Aging. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. (Zig Zigler)

Laurance and Margaret Bishop attended the installation of ofcers ceremony of the Hobbs, NM Masonic Lodge. Their son, Larry K. Bishop, was installed as Worshipful Master. Also attending were his son, Ross, and his daughter, Brenna.

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January 21 - Brrr, it was a cold morning coming into the Activity Center Monday but they had a very nice turnout for the memorial service honoring Marsha LuckettSmithson, a substitute hostess and longtime supporter of the Activity Center. Marsha helped them out in many ways, one of which was watching out for lights that they may have left on in the evening or over the weekend. She would make sure those lights got turned off to help conserve electricity. She was a very helpful person remembered for her uniqueness. This Sunday evening the Center has its soup supper and game night. They will be offering chili and cheesy potato soup along with a dessert and relishes for a freewill offering. And, they will have a great bunch of people playing cards that evening, too, so come on up and enjoy yourselves. Starting February 4 on Monday and Wednesday mornings the Center will be having exercises at 9:30 a.m. These exercises are geared for those who should not be doing strenuous exercises and are mainly seated exercises with some standing holding onto a chair. They hope you will join them to become more exible with your neck, arms, shoulders and trunk in addition to other areas. Dorothy Saville is the hostess for the Monday morning exercises and Marlene Keller is hostess for the Wednesday morning exercises along with Sharon Hubbard for those days. They have several great DVDs to help with these exercises that make it fun so come on and join in starting Monday, Feb. 4, at 9:30 a.m. The Center is trying to get some day trips lined up for May and later on in the summer, so bear with them while they try to gure out how to do some great trips for those of you who want to go along. Trip information will be posted as soon as they can get the rst one scheduled. Stop by the Activity Center and have a cup of coffee with them any time. It is a great place to relax, play games or borrow a book or movie. They would be happy to see you!

January 21 - Thirty-nine years and holding. There has sure been lots of good food, a lot of fun and fellowship taking place during that time. The reason was that 39 is the milestone reached by the Tingley meal site Monday, Jan. 14. As always, Tingleys looking forward to throwing a party to celebrate this special event sometime in the future. Its the most important party of all because without the meal site none of the others would have taken place. Happy 39 Tingley meal site. Wonder how many heeded President Obamas suggestion to get out and do some volunteering in observance of Martin Luther King Day? Ringgold County Farm Service Agency took the suggestion. Alle Buck and Daniel Curry came to the Tingley meal site Tuesday to do just that, volunteer. Everyone was really impressed with these young folks and sure appreciated their help. Alle went on the home delivery route and Daniel helped at the site. Everyone would love to have them back anytime. All were happy to welcome John and Mary Overholtzer back to the site Monday. It was the rst time since Mary had her knee replacement. It was also good to have Dave and Marge Patch both able to be at the site again Monday and Tuesday. Both have been on the ailing list. Marge Werner and Ethel Campbell both brought jokes to share with folks at the site Monday. A good laugh makes everyone feel better. Janelle Taylor and Cindy Golightly accompanied their parents, Bill and Norma Webb, to the site Monday. They returned to their homes following dinner. The band was on hand to entertain Tuesday. Again not a lot of members but that didnt affect how good they sounded. Members included accompanist Carmene James, plus Dave Patch, Doris Overholser, Evelyn Sickels, Dorothy Clough, Iona Triggs, Marge Werner and Dave and Wilmina Jennings. Kathy Stammer shared a joke to make everyones day better. Friday Singers provided the special entertainment Friday. There were not a lot of members but they were so good anyway. Members

included accompanist Kay Henderson, director Bonnie Manders, plus Norma Webb, Dorothy Clough and Don and Darlene Wimmer. Ringgold County Public Health nurse Sharla Norris was available to check blood pressures Friday. She also had grape tomatoes to sample and more Chef Charles pamphlets. Darlene White brought a joke to share for the days bit of humor. Get well wishes were extended to Marge Werner, who was taken by ambulance Thursday morning to the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr for treatment and care. All wish her a speedy recovery. Happy birthday wishes are extended to two home delivery folks, Paul Smith, who observed his 89th birthday January 12, and Ruth Egly, who observed her birthday January 15. Also, happy birthday to Wilmina Jennings, who observed her birthday Friday, Jan. 18. Happy anniversary wishes were extended to Lloyd and Muriel Johnson, who observed their 55th wedding anniversary January 17.

zens Center in Mount Ayr with 25 in attendance. Annabel Walkup went to NCP Club Thursday in Blockton with Lynn King as hostess. Max and Susie Haidsiak called on Annabel Saturday afternoon. Annabel visited with Vera Carson at Clearview Home Sunday. Matt Bainum of New Albany, IN is visiting Bobbi and Michael Bainum and other relatives. Alyssa Ross of Las Vegas, NV is also visiting. Joe and Eli Bainum of Cameron, MO were weekend guests of Bainums. Sunday dinner guests of Bainums were Gina and Maya Bainum, Caitlyn Bainum, Alyssa Ross and Matt, Joe and Eli Bainum.

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January 21 - Winter is back. Hope it doesnt last too long. Ernie and Judy Mercer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a weekend in Des Moines. Friday they had lunch with friends and spent the afternoon playing cards. Saturday their sons, Mark and Jason, and daughter, Sandy, joined them for lunch at City Buffet. They enjoyed shopping and swimming at their hotel. They also enjoyed a movie. Sunday the snow changed plans and they came home to miss the worst of it. The snow didnt follow them home though. Linda Swanson enjoyed a visit Friday morning from her uncle, Carlton Greenman, and Friday afternoon they were in Creston for their granddaughter, Brenna Swansons graduation from Hair Tech. Willis Huff came Wednesday and was a houseguest of his mother, Connie, until Sunday evening. He nished out his deer hunting for the year with a good weekend.

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January 21 - A really nice breakfast for supper was held Saturday night at the community center. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and good fellowship. Join them the third Saturday of every month at the community center. It is a freewill donation to help keep the facility available for use by persons in the area. Saturday afternoon Shirley and Myron Ingram were visited by Mike and Connie Ingram of Robins. Tamera and Cyrus Rustin of West Des Moines also spent the afternoon and evening. Kay and Judy Doolittle went Friday to Leon and Osceola shopping. Saturday visitors were Larry and Beth Doolittle of Redding and Howard and Rose Peterson of Tingley. They all enjoyed the breakfast for supper at the community center. Larry and Dorothy McAtee were surprised by a visit from Dorothys niece one day last week. They had not seen her for some time. Jan Holmes is feeling better at this writing after an overnight stay in the Ringgold County Hospital. The sisters were in Mount Ayr and Creston Friday afternoon. Kathryn Still went to the basketball game Friday evening in Corydon with Ronche, Katie and Cassie Still and

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January 21 - Happy birthday wishes to Lil Rinehart on January 21. She brought a nice brunch to the Redding Methodist church Sunday for everyone to enjoy. Supper guests of the Hanawalt family Thursday evening were Amanda and Riley Waske and Charlie and Vickie Jeanes. Saturday Kayla and Tyler Hanawalt spent the day with their grandparents, Charlie and Vickie Jeanes. They enjoyed lunch together at the OldTowne Cafe in Allendale, MO. In the evening Charlie and Vickie took a birthday cake and owers to her sister, Colleen Hiatt, at her home near Bethany, MO. Both she and her husband,

January 21 - Modern Mothers Club met Wednesday evening in the home of Lucy Ricker. Games were provided by Mary Gepner. Jamie Stringham was a guest of Don and Joan Stringham from Thursday until Sunday. Recent visitors of Wallace and Patty Sobotka were Phillip and Mary Stamper of Colorado Springs, CO. Joan and Don Stringham, Mike, Malinda and Mitchel Swank and Jamie Stringham attended the John Harris wrestling tournament in Corning Friday night and Saturday to watch Shane Swank and the other Mount Ayr Raider wrestlers. Congratulations to Shane Swank in receiving second place in his weight division. Bob and Lucy Ricker attended the John Harris wrestling tournament Friday night and Saturday and watched the Mount Ayr Raider wrestling team and Joe Ricker wrestle. Congratulations to Joe on receiving third place in his weight division.

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January 21 - Karen Kemery of Blockton visited with Dorothy Barber Saturday. Mary and Morris Carpenter and Cindy and Dick Snethen were special guests at Middle Fork United Methodist Churchs family night church supper Wednesday. Helen Combs visited with Dale Olney and Kim Scharfenkamp at Kims Thursday afternoon. Lew Knapp went to the speech contest Saturday in Osceola. Peggy and Jerry Overholser helped Bob and Verna Martin celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary with supper out in Lamoni Wednesday. Louden and Calvin Main are visiting with their grandparents, Ginny and Bill Quick, for a few days. Kenny and Berta Quick went to Kansas City Thursday to visit Robert Meek in the hospital there. They also visited with Kris Quick who is recuperating from surgery at home. The Sunshine Workers 4-H Club went to Clearview Home Sunday and helped the residents celebrate their January birthdays. The 4-Hers, parents and leaders present were Tammy and Jena James, Jan, Melinda, Peter, Anna and Nathan Shervheim, Lesa, Aaron, Tucker, BayLee and Alexis Darrah and Bobbi Bainum. They played bingo with the residents and served refreshments. The Brand family had a family dinner Sunday at the Senior Citi-

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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BY NATASHA VANHEESWYK Mrs. Pamela Ann Cross is a history teacher at the Mount Ayr high school. Cross is married to Mac E. Cross of Mount Ayr. Together, they have three girls; Jody Greene, Niky Taylor and Lory Stewart. Cross was hired at the high school in 1989, having a series of different jobs in the school system anywhere from a secretary, librarian and even teaching keyboarding. In 2001, Cross was hired to start teaching. Subbing from time to time beforehand, she knew this was the job for her. Cross has lived in Mount Ayr since she was in sixth grade. Graduating from Mount Ayr high school and furthering her studies at Graceland University in Lamoni, Cross did her student teaching at Lincoln high school in Des Moines. Everyone has their reasons why they do the things they do. Cross had three great aunts who all taught. She knew this would be her dream when she got older. They all gave her the dream to do what she did, and that was to teach. Little did she know that when she was in high school her government teacher would make a huge impact on her to make her fully follow her dream of teaching. The best part about Cross job is the students. Seeing many of them mature and make a future of their own is lovely to watch. One of Cross best memories of teaching was chaperoning a student in Washington, D.C. Although, Cross got bright red and seemed very embarrassed while telling me, her most embarrassing moment would have been one day in a classroom incident with Mitch Grose. When Cross was asked what advice she would give to students pursuing a career in teaching, she said, Learn something new everyday. Be thankful for the opportunities you have had as a student at Mount Ayr high school. If Cross would have gone down a different path instead of teaching, she would have gone to law school to become a lawyer. As a student of Mrs. Cross, I am extremely thankful for the path that she has gone down as many others would agree. BY JENNIFER BLAIR Donovans Daughters is the spring play which will run on the MACHS stage March 9 and 10. The play takes place in Seattle the late 1800s. There are 10 men for every woman in the territory, excellent odds for Shamus Donovan, an Irish sherman with ve daughters to marry off. Several town council members immediately fall for the younger daughters, but unfortunately, a family tradition says the oldest must marry rst. But the oldest daughter is Katherine, a wild cat! In a woman-starved town like Seattle, there has to be someone desperate enough to take on Katherine, everyone reasons. Using William Shakespears Taming of the Shrew as a guide, the men give Danny OBrien, a federal marshal, advice on how to tame the wild Katherine. Add to the mix two feuding Indian tribes, three dim-witted lumberjacks, and a botched kidnap scheme, and you have all the elements for one of the most energetic romances the West has ever seen. The cast and crew list includes: The Donovans Shamus Johnathan Triggs Abigail Madison Hoseld Katherine Taylor Still Bridgette Erin Dolecheck Maeve Maggie Jennett Moira Hannah Fletchall Alana Kylie Wilson Seatilites Patrick Dawson Knapp Asa Matt Poore Judd Jacob Sobotka Clive Braydee Poore Danny Hagan Willis Villains Darien Zane Sickels Agatha Allison Wallace Spectors Young Ladies Elsa Jena James Clair Caitlin Giles Lucy Emily Fox Julia Shelbie Greene Marie Jazmine Spurrier Bethany Christiana Overholtzer Rachel Neesie Brand Megan Adrian Richards Bonnie MaKayla OMailia Young Lumberjacks Larry Lincoln Lutrick Moe Rhett Murphy Albert Kyle Dolecheck Gus Wyatt Jackson Indians Running Bear Grant Staats Lilly Blossom Natasha VanHeeswyk Star Blanket Ica Hauge Skulking Fox Lew Knapp Morning Dove Leah Klejch Soaring Eagle Ben Saville Assistants to Mrs. Kniep Logan Wimer and Hannah Glendenning Lights Quentin Chumbley, Laura Davison, Kirsten Dolecheck and Maddie Mobley Makeup Shaley Miller, Taylor Wilson and Miranda Waugh Costumes Jennifer Blair, Cheyenne Gillespie and Ashley Paxson Set and props Casey Paxson, Tyler Triggs, Connor Giles, Jed Mc-

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BY DYLAN DOMAN The speech that we are reminded of at this time of the year is Martin Luther King, Jr.s I have a dream. In his speech King told us about a world that he hoped and prayed for. This week we asked students around the school what their dreams are: Jordan Jones - To open my own ministry. Logan Wimer - To be a very successful person. Quency Vos - To be a professional pilot. Paige Daughton - To make money. Jake Ricker - To be a professional hunter. Baylee Arends - To be successful. Logan Stark - To be a professional athlete. Laura Davison - To be a professional volleyball player. Cal Daughton - To become famous with Braydee Poore. Macy Larson - To become a professional athlete. Marcus Daughton - To be successful. Sara Winemiller - To be a WNBA player.

BY CASSIDY MCATTEE Joseph William Catanzareti is an English teacher at Mount Ayr high school. He has taught and lived here for 18 years and enjoys it very much. Catanzareti is a very interesting man and has plenty of stories. He says the most embarrassing moment in his teaching career is when he was having a pizza party and accidentally sat on a piece of pizza. The students did not inform him of the pizza, so he walked around with a piece of pepperoni stuck to his bottom. He says it made the kids laugh. Catanzareti has been teaching at Mount Ayr for 18 years and before he taught here he taught at Fairfax and Corydon. He taught at Corydon for ve years, teaching Chapter One reading to high schoolers. He also taught at Fairfax for four years. He coached junior high and high school track, basketball, football, and taught English. He also taught elementary P.E. He says the best part about teaching would be socializing with the high school students. The best advice Mr. Catanzareti would give is, Grades matter and they will matter in the future as well. Catanzareti says, Im not going to lie, I went into teaching because summers appeal to me. Catanzareti graduated high school from New Jersey and graduated college from Tarkio College, MO. Mr. Catanzareti is one of 15 children. He is married to MACHS ag teacher, Susie Catanzareti. They have one son, Joe.

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BY BAILEA STARK Shaun Kniep started teaching in 1999, the same year she got married. After graduating from MACHS in 1991, she went to the University of Missouri where she got a degree in sociology and a minor in theatre. She also has her masters degree in English education with a speech emphasis from Northwest Missouri State. When asked if college was challenging for her, Kniep claimed it was. She had studied a lot more in college than in high school. She enjoyed college, though, because there were so many new opportunities and freedoms in college. When Kniep rst started teaching, she taught at Diagonal for three years. She enjoyed teaching there and loved the people she worked with. However, when Mount Ayr Community high school had an opening she felt as if she had to take it, with that being her alma mater. She wanted to teach here because she loved all her teachers and felt like she needed to give back to the children of this community as much as what she was given when she was our age. Kniep loves teaching at Mount Ayr because she teaches with most of her high school teachers. She also loves seeing the changes each year they do to the building to improve it. The funnest thing for her is seeing all her classmates children in her classroom and noticing how much they are like their parents. The classes Kniep teaches are one section of eighth-grade English, Speech, Fundamentals of Writing, College Composition I and II for Southwestern Community College, Communications, and two sections of English I. She also keeps busy by being sponsors for the elementary and high school yearbook, speech contest, the junior class, drama club and the Student Ayr. Mrs. Kniep has twin daughters who are in second grade at Mount Ayr Community elementary.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013


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Jake Ricker earns corporate sponsorship for archery skills

Think small with USDAs microloans

In a world where big is now often small, the U.S. Department of Agricultures new microloan program could have a great impact on little farmers lives. The program was announced in Memphis, TN January 15 by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. It is designed to aid small and family operations, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers. They can secure loans of up to $35,000 with the program. The idea, Vilsack said, is to bolster the progress of younger producers as they move through their difcult start-up years. The program does that by providing resources to increase the farmers equity, making it possible a bit later on for them to eventually qualify for commercial credit -- and expand their operations. The program, in expanding producer access to credit, can provide simple up operations. The USDA seeks to help these producers put down roots in agriculture by expanding their credit opportunities. Vilsack said hes concerned about this new generation of farmers. He wants to help them while ensuring the strength of an American agriculture sector that drives our economy, creates jobs and provides the most secure and affordable food supply in the world. The program allows producers to apply for a maximum of $35,000 to pay for what the USDA terms start-up expenses. They include such things as hoop houses to extend the growing season, essential tools, irrigation, delivery vehicles and annual expenses, such as seed, fertilizer, utilities, land rent, marketing (essential these days!) and distribution expenses. The loans can also pay for purchase of land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed and supplies or can be put toward construction of buildings and help make farm improvements. The program is administered through the Farm Service Agency, so farmers have local access to information and guidance in the loan process. The FSA looks at any unintended barriers these start-up producers might encounter in obtaining needed nancing. The microloan program offers a simplied loan application process and the program also offers help for farmers interested in niche farming, raising products to sell directly to ethnic markets and through farmers markets throughout the nation. And, Vilsack noted, the program provides a bridge for past FSA Rural Youth Loan recipients to successfully transition to larger-scale operations. It should be noted that more than 40 percent of the USDAs farm loans now go to beginning farmers and the agency has increased its lending to socially-disadvantaged producers by nearly 50 percent since 2008. Interested producers can get more information or make applications through their local county FSA ofce. Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, has announced that he will stay on as ag secretary in President Obamas second term, which began ofcially January 19. Ill see ya!

and exible loans for small operators. The secretary said hes met several small and beginning farmers, some returning veterans, and disadvantaged producers, who are interested in farming as a career but, too often must rely on credit cards or personal loans with high interest rates to nance their start-

Lodge to offer scholarships

The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. is pleased to announce that two scholarship programs are now available for 2013 graduating seniors from Iowas Public High Schools. Information is available both from School Guidance Counselors and on the Grand Lodge of Iowas website at www.grandlodgeoowa.com. One scholarship program is for graduating seniors from Iowa Public High Schools who will graduate in 2013 and plan to study in an academic eld. 60 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded. Since the programs inception in 1970, the Grand Lodge of Iowa has awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships to 1,985 graduating seniors from Iowa Public High Schools all across the state. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. The second scholarship program is the Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship or MCEC Technical Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating Iowa High School seniors planning to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. 20 scholarships of $1,250 each will be awarded. This is the fourth year for this scholarship. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. For more information about these scholarships, email scholarships@gl-iowa.org, visit www. grandlodgeoowa.com, or call 319-365-1438.

Time running out for Social Security, other federal benets to switch to direct deposit
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has reported that ve million checks continue to be mailed to federal beneciaries each month. With just two months remaining until the March 1, 2013, electronic payment law goes into effect, the Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benet recipients to not delay and switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. Choosing direct deposit or the Direct Express card makes it easier, safer and more convenient for beneciaries to receive their payments. Switching to an electronic payment is not optional its the law, said David Lebryk, commissioner of the Treasury Departments Financial Management Service. If you or a loved one still receive paper checks for your benet payments, now is the time to switch. Its free and easy just call 1-800-333-1795 or visit www.GoDirect.org. Currently, approximately 93 percent of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are being made electronically. Converting the remaining paper check recipients to electronic payments will save American taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. The Treasury Department published a nal rule in December 2010 to gradually phase out paper checks for federal benet payments. Since May 1, 2011, all people newly applying for federal benets, including Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Ofce of Personnel Management benets and other non-tax payments, have had to choose direct deposit or the Direct Express card at the time they sign up for their benets. March 1, 2013, is the nal deadline by which all remaining federal benet check recipients must receive their money electronically. The Treasury Departments Go Direct public education campaign is working with more than 1,800 partner organizations throughout the country to spread the message about the electronic payment rule and educate federal benet recipients about their options. The campaign has developed and shared a variety of public service announcements, educational videos, check inserts and other materials to explain how electronic payments work and how to make the switch from paper checks. The Treasury Department has taken great strides to support and guide check recipients through the change to electronic payments, and were increasing our efforts signicantly in the nal two months before the deadline, Lebryk said. We have a team of friendly, helpful agents standing by at our call

Jake Ricker tries out his new bow, compliments of PSE. The archery skills of a junior at Mount Ayr high school have gained the attention of a national bow manufacturer. Jake Ricker, son of Martha and Brent Ricker of Mount Ayr, has received word that Performance Shooting Equipment (PSE) of Tuscon, AZ has chosen to sponsor Ricker as he competes in amateur shoots in the Midwest. Ricker is a relative new-comer to archery. After having won a bow at a Ringgold County Outdoor Alliance auction three years ago, Ricker started shooting at a makeshift range set up in the backyard of his grandparents, Bob and Lucy Ricker. Ricker credits his dad with sparking his interest in bow hunting for sport, but as his skills improved, he branched out into the eld of competitive archery. He said he practices mostly on weekends because of school activities, like football and basketball. During the summer he may practice three or four times a week. Ricker said he still enjoys shooting at the archery range at Fogle Lake in Diagonal and having friendly competition with students at Diagonal high school, which sponsors a student archery team. Doug Still, owner of Timberline Sporting Goods in Mount Ayr

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and a PSE dealer, alerted the company about Rickers performance in youth and adult shoots around the area. He doesnt get beat in the youth category, he said, and he now beats most of the adults in the area. Ricker has competed in the Iowa Deer Classic shoot the past two years and placed third in the 300-yard event last year. He placed second in the adult category in last years Taylor County Fair event and won both the youth and adult categories at the Ringgold County Fair last year. Sponsorship from PSE consists of a new bow each year as long as Ricker remains competitive in various shoots and continues to present a good image for the company. They cant give money in order to protect Rickers amatuer status, said Still. But its still a big honor for a kid of his age. Still said young sportsmen like Ricker are in demand in the outdoor sports industry, and companies like PSE are eager to locate and promote these young people. Ricker said he doesnt foresee himself moving into professional archery or trying to land a spot on an Olympic team. He much prefers bow hunting and competing in amatuer shoots.

National Beef Cook-off open

The Iowa Beef Industry Council is calling on home cooks to start grilling, broiling, roasting, stir-fr ying and stewing on their healthy beef menu ideas for the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off recipe competition. From January 15 to April 15, 2013, Iowa home cooks can submit their best beef recipes online at www.beefcookoff.org for a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C. This years contest theme is Making the Most of MyPlate, which will encourage delicious, healthy recipes from a variety of food groups. Entrants are asked to develop original and tasty beef-focused recipes that include broadly appealing ingredients from the fruit and vegetable, grain products and dairy products groups. (The MyPlate initiative is led by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and is designed to help consumers make better food choices.) The 2013 National Beef CookOff features four unique contest categories that demonstrate beefs

versatility and encourage creativity with a variety of ingredients, cuts and preparation methods. The four recipe categories include: Belt-tightening beef recipes; healthy and affordable beef recipes that are great values to prepare. Semi-homemade beef recipes: recipes that combine beef and fresh ingredients with prepackaged food products. Real worldly, real simple beef and potato recipes: easy and healthy lean beef and fresh potato recipes that feature international avors. Craveable fresh beef and California avocado recipes: easy, fresh beef and avocado recipes that highlight California cuisine and cooking trends. To enter the contest, participants must visit www.beefcookoff. org.

center, and many nancial institutions, caregivers, senior services providers and advocates for people who are homeless or have disabilities have the necessary information and resources to help federal benet recipients make the switch. Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express card by calling toll-free 1-800-333-1795, visiting www. GoDirect.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency ofce. The process is fast, easy and free. By taking a few minutes to gather the necessary information ahead of time, most federal benet recipients can sign up for electronic payments with one phone call. Individuals will need their Social Security number or claim number, their 12-digital federal benet check number and the amount of their most recent federal benet check. If choosing direct deposit, recipients also will need their nancial institutions routing transit number (often found on a personal check), account number and account type (checking or saving). There are no sign-up fees or monthly fees to receive benets electronically.


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provide a cost report improvement for the hospital. New inquiries have also been received regarding the old hospital facility, and Winkler will share information as it is received with the board in the ongoing efforts to sell the property. Dialysis has been a topic of discussion for several board meetings, and Winkler again addressed the concerns. He noted that he is in discussions to nd ways to continue to provide dialysis locally and improve the cost report implications for RCH. Ringgold County Hospital is working on continuing to provide oncology/hematology clinics since Dr. Robert Schreck is no longer available for RCH clinics. A hot topic in the news with signicant potential impact for Ringgold County Hospital is the ongoing debate of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010. Under that plan, Medicaid is set to expand eligibility to age 19-64 and income-based on federal poverty level guidelines only. The catch that has come up for Iowa is the section of the act that allows states to opt in or out of the Medicaid expansion. Governor Terry Branstad is resistant to the Medicaid expansion, citing his preference for the Iowa Cares Program. While the Iowa Cares Program provided a bridge for care at its inception, that program will sunset December 31, 2013, and it is not expected to nd federal waivers offered again based on the federal governments support of the Medicaid expansion. The Iowa Cares Program is limited in its benets and creates travel constraints for many, particularly in rural areas. The Medicaid expansion is to be covered 100 percent by federal funds for the rst three years, then move to 90 percent federal/10 percent state funding after the three years. In terms of what it provides to Iowa, this expansion would cover an estimated 150,000 Iowa residents as opposed to the 65,000 now eligible under the Iowa Cares Program. Further reasoning behind support for the Medicaid expan-

sion comes from the $1.3 billion in Iowa dollars mandated from Iowa providers to fund the Affordable Health Care Act which will be reallocated nationally to those states opting into the Medicaid expansion portion of the act. These will be lost funds to Iowa if this option

is not legislatively supported. In old news Winkler and Roberts both spoke about the boards request to look into renancing current hospital bonds. After meeting with bond representatives, it appears that no options are available for renancing at this time.

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Raiders notch two more road victories

Mount Ayr picked up another two road wins this week. Mount Ayr 75, Wayne 57 The Raiders took a good win on the road at Corydon Friday, Jan.18 as they defeated the Wayne Falcons, 75-57. Mount Ayr outscored Wayne all four quarters with Jake Still and John Triggs doing a great job on the glass all night and owning the lane, in coach Bret Ruggles words. A second quarter dunk by Brady Poore was a crowd pleaser as Mount Ayr continued the offensive reworks. Wayne found themselves facing a tough Raider defense all night as the Raiders took away their offensive game. This was one of the best games we played all year, added Ruggles. All around leaders for the night were Jake Still with 26, John Triggs with 23 and Braydee Poore with 19 points. Triggs was top rebounder with 10 while Poore dished out eight assists and grabbed three steals to top the stats. Triggs and Still both recorded one blocked shot.


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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mented his team. I am very proud of our effort, he said. We got three good wins in a very tough road series and are starting to jell at the right time. Good team effort all around brought home the win with seniors leading the way again. Jake Still scored 25 points, dished out eight assists, pulled down six rebounds and made two steals. Braydee Poore tallied 24 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot. Johnathan Triggs scored 11 points with one assist and one steal. He was also top rebounder with eight.

Mount Ayr 74 Clarinda Academy 52 Mount Ayrs Raiders recorded their third win in a row, topping Clarinda Academy, 74-52, Monday at Clarinda. Mount Ayr took the lead and held it throughout, going into the locker room after the rst half up 40-24. Coach Bret Ruggles compli-

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Raiderettes dump Wayne

The Raiderettes had a great win on the road Friday, Jan. 18 as they downed the Wayne Falcons at Corydon, , 42-28. Mount Ayr came out in the rst quarter outscoring the Falcons by ve. They then tightened their defense and left Wayne scoreless in the second quarter, retiring to the halftime locker room with a 22-7 lead. A strong Raiderette defense continued to shut down the Falcons as the third quarter closed with Wayne scoring only one point. The Falcons came alive in the fourth quarter to score 20 points, but the Raiderettes held onto their early lead and claimed the win. Taylor Still led the team with an all-around good game, putting up 15 points, pulling down 11 rebounds and recording four blocks, three steals and three assists. Caitlin Giles had top rebounds with 12, and Paige Daughton had the most assists with four. Coach Streit was very pleased with his team. This was a great win against a good Wayne team, he said. Our defensive play continues to be fantastic!

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Mount Ayr basketball teams had a strong week as the Raiders notched victories over Wayne and Clarinda Academy while the Raiderettes beat Wayne. Above, Johnathan Triggs goes up for two of his 23 points against Wayne while (right) Taylor Still goes between Wayne defenders for two of her 15 points.

Mount Ayr rolls

Maroons compete in Blue Grass Conference tourney

After a thrilling win over Twin Cedars in the Blue Grass Conference Tournament, the Maroons dropped their next two games, falling to Murray Friday night and Moulton-Udell Saturday. Coming off the two tournament games back-to-back, the Maroons dropped a close game to Lenox Monday night. Murray 89, Diagonal 35 Murray proved to be too big a hurdle to overcome as the Maroons dropped an 89-35 decision in the semi-nals of the tournament. Murray rode a huge rst quarter in opening a 30-4 lead and stretching that to 46-17 at the half and 70-31 after three periods. Murray was able to force numerous turnovers and controlled the pace of the game in the loss. Although Diagonal shot 44 percent for the game and 67 percent from three-point land, Murray was also able to hold Diagonal to only 25 total shots. For the Maroons, Blake Butler totaled 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal. Heath Evans had six points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal. Shad Haidsiak had ve points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals. Jacob Taylor had three points, 10 rebounds, four assists and ve steals. Ryan Parrott had two points and seven boards, Leigh Davis had two points, Kade Means had one point and one rebound and Levi Jarred added one point. Moulton-Udell 56, Diagonal 42 In the consolation nals, the Maroons took on Moulton-Udell and dropped a 56-42 decision in a game that was closer than the nal score indicated. Diagonal trailed 13-9 after one period but took the lead midway through the second quarter when foul trouble started plaguing the team. Even with foul trouble, the Maroons only trailed by a 2521 score at the half. As the fouls mounted, the Maroons slowly started falling further behind, trailing 42-31 after three periods. On the evening Diagonal committed 22 fouls, with Jacob Taylor, Shad Haidsiak, Levi Jarred and Ryan Parrott all fouling out. The Maroons were led in scoring by Heath Evans who just missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds. Blake Butler tossed in eight points and tallied seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Shad Haidsiak had six points. Ryan Parrott also had six points plus nine rebounds and four assists. Jacob Taylor had three points, Levi Jarred had three points and Kenny Weaselhead had two points. The Maroons struggled all night as they only hit on 18 of 49 shots (37 percent). That total included only 19 percent from three-point range on 3-of-16 shooting. They also only hit on 38 percent of their free throws, going 3 of 8. MoultonUdell connected on 16 of 28 free throws, which was the difference in the game. Lenox 61, Diagonal 52 The Diagonal Maroons dropped a 61-52 decision to Lenox in the rst game back from conference tournament action. The team was never able to get much offense going as they appeared to be a step behind the Tigers most of the night. Lenox jumped out to a quick 15-8 rst quarter lead, which was pretty much the difference in the game. The teams played the second quarter even, both scoring 16 points to make the score 31-24 at the half. Lenox then outscored the Maroons by a single point in the next two quarters, leading 43-35 after three periods before winning by the 6152 score. The Maroons only connected on 32 percent of their shots from the eld (18 of 57) and a respectable 31 percent (5 of 16) from three-point range. They converted 11 of 14 free throws for 79 percent. Lenox had a hot shooting night as they shot 51 percent from the eld and made 19 of 28 free throws (68 percent) as the Maroons were again plagued by fouls. Diagonal was led in scoring by Shad Haidsiaks 16 points plus ve rebounds and two steals. Levi Jarred had nine points while Heath Evans added eight points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal. Ryan Parrott also had eight points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and a steal. Jacob Taylor had ve points, four boards, two assists, three steals and a block. Blake Butler had four points, four boards and two assists, and Kenny Weaselhead had two points and three rebounds. With the loss the Maroons fall under .500 for the rst time this year with a record of 8-9. Next up are two road games beginning with Orient-Macksburg Thursday and a conference game at Moravia Friday.

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Athletic department urges fans to wear purple for PH awareness

The Mount Ayr Community athletic department is asking everyone who attends events Thursday and Friday (Jan. 24-25) to wear purple in order to support its Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Awareness event. Pulmonary Hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) drains energy from those who are aficted, and if left untreated can result in the failure of the right side of the heart. It is a rare disease, affecting just 15-50 out of a million people. However, in our community there are four known cases of PH - Amy Ford, Sarah McAlexander, Diane Peters and Tessa Kniep. The wrestling and basketball teams are proud to wear purple warmups to help raise awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension. The teams ask that fans please wear purple to show their support of those who ght against this debilitating disease.

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Ringgold county residents Sarah McAlexander, Tessa Kniep and Amy Ford have been diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension (HP), a rare condition that normally aficts only between 15-50 people out of a million. The Mount Ayr athletic teams encourage fans to wear purple to games Thursday and Friday to support research and awareness of HP. (Not pictured is Diane Peters, another Ringgold resident with HP.)

Mount Ayr football coaches honored

Raider co-coaches Delwyn Showalter and Derek Lambert have been named Class 1A regional coaches of the year by the Iowa Football Coaches Association. The Raiders posted their rstever 11-1 record and advanced to the quarternals of the state playoffs this season.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


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Wrestlers win Corning triangular, compete in Harris tournament

The Raider wrestlers traveled to Corning twice last week. Tuesday they took part in a triangular meet with Corning and Van Meter and Saturday they participated in the John J. Harris Tournament. Harris Tournament Mount Ayr was among the 22 schools that participated in the 58th Annual John J. Harris Wrestling Tournament that was held January 18 and 19 at Corning. The tournament is considered to be among the toughest in the state, and this year it contained two state ranked teams and numerous state ranked wrestlers. It was a tough two days for the Raiders as they only had three wrestlers place and only two other wrestlers who won a match. Erik Freed and Shane Swank both placed second and Joe Ricker placed third. Team standings Creston-OM dominated the tournament with Clarinda coming in a distant second. Creston 95.5 Clarinda 58.5 Tri-Center 47 Riverside 46 Atlantic 39 Corning 38.5 Chariton 37.5 Coon Rapids 36 Panorama 32 Missouri Valley 32 Mount Ayr 31.5 Winterset 29 Red Oak 28 Griswold 27.5 Shenandoah 26 Bedford/Lenox 25 East Mills 21 Central Decatur 20.5 Southwest Iowa 15 Clarke 12 Nodaway Valley 11.5 Wayne 4 Mount Ayr results Erik Freed began his tournament in the 132-pound class with a second-period technical fall over Hunter Simmons of Panorama. He then decisioned Joey Huntington of Creston by the score of 10-6. In the seminals he eked out a 7-5 victory over Zach Evans of Coon Rapids. In the nals Freeds opponent was Joseph Heitshusen of Shenandoah. It was a close match that ended in a tie after regulation time. In overtime Heitshusen scored the takedown to give him the victory. For Shane Swank at 160, his rst victory of the tournament was an 11-3 major decision over Spencer Winnett of Coon Rapids. In the next round Swank pinned Barrett Brown of Panorama. He defeated Adam Baker of Creston in the seminals. He lost his nals match to Kallan Schmelzer of Corning in overtime. In this match Swank fell behind by ve in the rst period. He controlled Schmelzer in the second and third periods and tied the score but was taken down in overtime to lose the match. Joe Ricker had a bye in the rst round of his 285-pound class. He had a second-period pin over Mitch Hilder of Red Oak. He lost his seminal match 7-3 to Garrett Johnston of Panorama. He then pinned Dakota Calfee of Clarinda in his next match. In the consolation nal Ricker pinned Nate Robinson of Creston. At 126 Grant Staats was pinned in his rst match by top-seeded Geoff Sellers of Red Oak. He pinned Liam McAlister of Coon Rapids in his rst consolation match. He was eliminated by Gage Cheers of Creston by a score of 16-9. Staats almost pulled off the upset in this match as he had Cheers on his back at the end of this match. Jacob Beamgard in his opening match had a rst-period pin over Tanner Allensworth of Red Oak. He lost his next match by technical fall to eventual champion Darrian Irlbeck of Tri-Center. He was pinned by Josh Matheny of Griswold to be eliminated from the tournament. At 113 Dawson Knapp was pinned in his rst match by eventual champion Dustin Reed of Bedford/Lenox. He next lost a close 11-9 decision to Dakota Petty of Red Oak. Trevor Anderson at 120 lost both of his matches by fall. He lost rst to Christian Hilgenberg of Coon Rapids and then to Caleb Orme of Red Oak. Ben Saville at 138 lost by technical fall to Brennan Short of Central Decatur. At 152 Eric Miller was pinned by Justin Marn of Corning. Corning triangular Mount Ayr went to Corning Tuesday, Jan. 15, and came home with two dual wins although three of their regulars were out of the lineup. Zach Lemon, Shane Swank and Zane Sickels were all held out of the meets due to injuries. Mount Ayr won the Corning dual, 39-36, despite giving up ve forfeits. The meet started at the 113-pound weight class where Dawson Knapp received a forfeit. At the next two weights Trevor Anderson and Jonathan VanBuskirk also received forfeits. The Raiders won the next two weights by pin. At 132 Grant Staats pinned Taylor Mullen in 30 seconds. At 138 Erik Freeds pin over Buck Schafroth came at the end of the rst period. Jacob Beamgard won his match at 145 by a 9-7 decision over Garrett Newton. Eric Miller lost his match at 152 by fall to Cornings Justin Marn. Mount Ayr forfeited the next four weights. Both teams were open at 220. It took Mount Ayr heavyweight Joe Ricker just eight seconds to insure the Raider victory when he pinned Ralph Morales. Mount Ayr forfeited the nal match at 106. Mount Ayr won the Van Meter dual by another close score of 36 to 33. The meet started at 285 where Joe Ricker received a forfeit. Mount Ayr forfeited at 106. Mount Ayrs Dawson Knapp and Trevor Anderson received forfeits at the next two weights. At 126 Jonathan VanBuskirk of the Raiders was pinned by Jackson Agey of Van Meter. Chase Wyant won a 7-2 decision over Raider Grant Staats at 132. The Raiders scored six more points when Jacob Beamgard received a forfeit at 138. Erik Freed kept the scoring going for the Raiders as he pinned Isaac Benton at the end of the second period. Mount Ayr clinched the win when Eric Miller pinned Kurt Sankey at 152. The three forfeits Van Meter received to end the meet were not enough to catch the Raiders.

Raider wrestler Erik Freed nished second in the 22-team Harris tournament in Corning.

Bowlers host triangular, fall to Central Decatur

The Mount Ayr bowling teams hosted Lamoni and Mormon Trail January 14 and Central Decatur January 21. Raiderettes vs. Lamoni, Mormon Trail The Raiderettes won against Mormon Trail but lost to Lamoni. In round one Samantha Crawford paced Mount Ayr with a twogame total of 265. Four Raiderettes broke the 200 mark in the round.
Holly Karr Samantha Crawford Cheyenne Percield Adrian Richards Naomi Richards 1 2 T 108 119 227 118 147 265 121 98 219 115 90 205 106 81 187 1 Quinton Chumbley 120 Trevor Shelly 196 Blake Roberts 107 Keven Ralston 77 Nathan Roberts 174 Jasper Abarr 158

Trail last week. In round one, Mount Ayr had three bowlers break 300: Jasper Abarr 325, Nathan Roberts 308 and Trevor Shelly 303. Shelly had an excellent rst-game score of 196.
2 137 107 135 82 134 167 T 257 303 242 159 308 325

two-game total of 231.

Holly Karr Samantha Crawford Adrian Richards Naomi Richards

Raiderette JV pick up pair of wins

The Raiderette junior varsity picked up a pair of wins this week. Mount Ayr JV 29 Wayne 25 The Mount Ayr Raiderette JV took a win over the Wayne Falcons, 29-25, Friday, Jan. 18. After losing to the Falcons earlier in the season in double-overtime, coach Mark Budach commented, Our girls played well, it was nice to get this win on the road. Kirsten Dolecheck was points leader with eight while Shelbie Greene racked up an impressive 13 rebounds. Katie Holmes recorded three steals.
Glendenning Mobley Shields Dolecheck Greene Holmes Pts 6 1 4 8 6 4 R 4 3 3 3 13 6 S 1 1 0 1 0 3

Mount Ayr JV 41, Clarinda Academy 4

The Raiderette JV dominated in the win against an inexperienced Clarinda Academy team, winning 41-4 Monday night at Clarinda. Coach Mark Budach commented, This wasnt a competitive game for our team, but we were able to work on some set plays and gave a lot of players good playing time. Leaders for the night were Katie Holmes with 13 points and four steals, followed by Allie Shields with 11 points and three steals. Top rebounders were Shields with

eight, Hannah Glendenning with seven and Shelbie Greene with six. Kirsten Dolecheck topped stats in assists with ve.
Glendenning Mobley Shields Hague Dolecheck Gillespie Greene Holmes Pts 3 4 11 2 2 0 6 13 R 7 2 8 1 5 4 6 2 S 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 4 A 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 0

1 2 3 4 5 T MA 112 92 107 109 124 544 Lam 111 143 111 106 80 551 MT 84 77 111 88 102 462

Lamonis Amber Edwards led all bowlers with a 280. Team scores after round one were Lamoni 1,173, Mount Ayr 1,103 and Mormon Trail 912. In round two, Lamoni and Mount Ayr traded games backand-forth, but the Demons eventually won the round by seven pins.

Lamonis Andrew Vannest edged Abarr for the meets top scoring honors with a 327. After the rst round, the Raiders held a commanding lead, 1,435 to Lamonis 1,265 and Mormon Trails 1,144. The second round again saw the Raiders outdistance the eld.
1 2 3 4 5 T MA 146 118 139 147 171 721 Lam 129 120 126 90 128 593 MT 121 110 111 111 96 549

1 2 3 4 5 T MA 103 88 103 106 94 494 CD 100 135 113 123 100 571

The Cardinals Kilee Petty led all bowlers with a 287. Team scores after round one were Central Decatur 1,125 and Mount Ayr 856. In round two, Central Decatur expanded its lead. After both rounds were added, Central Decatur won the match 1,696 to Mount Ayrs 1,350. Raiders vs. Central Decatur The Mount Ayr boys dropped their meet to the Cardinals, 2,1131,979. Quintin Chumbley and Jasper Abarr paced the Raiders in round one with two-game totals of 309 and 303 respectively.

1 2 T 101 103 204 109 122 231 111 98 209 96 116 212

Raider JV split with Wayne, Clarinda Academy

The Mount Ayr boys JV White team split a pair of games this week. Mount Ayr JV White 39, Wayne 28 The Raider JV White team did a great job in a tough environment, according to coach Bret Ruggles, commenting on his Raiders 39-28 win against the Wayne Falcons in Corydon, Friday, Jan. 18. Points leader for the night was Casey Paxson with 15. Weston Schnoor added eight, followed by Jack Jones with six, Lincoln Martin with four, and Tyler Triggs, Riley Weehler and Quency Vos all scoring two points each. Hagan Willis was top rebounder with six. Clarinda Academy 43, Mount Ayr JV White 36 Clarinda Academy handed the Raider JV White team their third loss of the season Monday by a score of 43-36. A sluggish first half got the Raiders behind. Mount Ayr returned stronger in the second half and worked to chisel the Eagle lead, according to coach Bret Ruggles, but Clarinda Academy continued to make all the right plays at the end and sealed the win against the Raiders. Jack Jone was top scorer for the night with 17, followed by Casey Paxson with nine, Lincoln Martin with four and Quency Vos, Tyler Triggs and Kyle Young all scoring two.

After both rounds were added, Lamoni won the meet 1,724 to Mount Ayrs 1,647 and Mormon Trails 1,374. The girls rolled their best score of the season and broke the 1600 mark, said coach Mike Zarr. If they keep working in practice and stay focused, their best score could be in the 1800s. Raiders vs. Lamoni, Mormon Trail The Mount Ayr boys outdistanced both Lamoni and Mormon

Overall score for the meet was Mount Ayr 2,156, Lamoni 1,858 and Mormon Trail 1,693. Coach Zarr complimented his teams improved performance. For the last few weeks the boys have had an improved attitude, he said, and our scores have reected it. Now we need to keep it up until our regionals. Raiderettes vs. Central Decatur The Raiderettes dropped their match against Central Decatur Monday, 1,696-1,350. Mount Ayr was again handicapped by elding a short team as only four Raiderettes competed in the match. In round one Samantha Crawford paced Mount Ayr with a

Quinton Chumbley Trevor Shelly Blake Roberts Keven Ralston Nathan Roberts Jasper Abarr

1 2 3 4 5 T MA 118 104 120 133 138 613 CD 158 132 155 131 114 690

Central Decaturs Nathan Harrah led all bowlers with a 346. After the rst round, the Cardinals led 1,423-1,366. In the second round Central Decatur padded its lead. Overall score for the meet was Central Decatur 2,113, Mount Ayr 1,979.

1 180 101 120 84 120 157

2 129 123 148 89 142 146

T 309 224 268 173 262 303

Nature Notes
Fogle Lake to host ice shing tournament
Fogle Lake in Diagonal will be the scene of a two-person ice shing contest Satruday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to event organizer Lester Elliott, registration will run from 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. at the boat ramp. Participants are allowed to pre-drill holes and set up equipment prior to start time, but shing cannot begin until the shotgun start at 11 a.m. Winners of the contest will be determined by the total weight of pan sh. In the event of a tie, the team with the least number of sh will be named winner. All judges decisions will be considered nal. Crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, redear and green sunsh are the only species accepted at weigh-in.All bass are to be released alive immediately. All other species may be kept for personal use, and participants are responsible for their own sh after weigh-in. Entry for the contest is $15 per person. Payback is 100 percent after expenses, with rst place claiming 50 percent, second place 30 percent and third place 20 percent of the remainder. In addition, trophies for longest and shortest sh will be awarded. All state laws regarding shing license and ATV registration will be in effect. Cabins at Fogle Lake will be available for rent at $35+tax per night. Rental information is available at the Diagonal City Hall - 641734-5491. For more information on the contest, contact Elliott at 641-3447477 or co-organizer Jason Smith at 641-344-2262.

Mount Ayr s middle school Raiderettes racked up two more wins at Afton January 17 and followed-up with another pair of wins over rival I-35 Monday.

Middle school girls win two more at Afton

Kelcie Shields stepped up with a great game, recording a double double, 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kelcie also tied for most steals with Blair Glendenning both nabbing three.
Pts R 6 1 4 2 8 12 21 13 2 5 0 4 S 1 4 0 3 3 0 Haveman 3 2 2 Warin Larsen T Shields K Shields Glendenning Frost

Mount Ayr 8th 44, East Union 6 The eighth grade Raiderettes came out of the game playing great defense, remarked coach Tori Braby, as Mount Ayr held the East Union Eagles to six points the entire game.

The seventh grade girls mixed it up to let everyone get a lot of playing time, said coach Jules Daughton, and they brought home the 24-13 win. The rst half saw the Raiderettes with a nice lead, 17-4, as they moved the ball well and got easy buckets, according to coach Daughton. Points leaders were Sara Winemiller and Chania Vos with six. Abbey Schafer topped the stats with seven rebounds, and Mercedez Birkenholz recorded three steals.
Winemiller Vos Johnson Boothe Birkenholz Reyes Schafer Pts 6 6 3 2 0 4 3 R 5 4 0 0 0 6 7 S 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Mount Ayr 7th 24, East Union 13

Mount Ayr 32, I-35 29 The eighth-grade Raiderettes gave a great performance in a nail-biting 32-29 win over I-35 Monday. Looking for revenge after a loss to I-35 early in the season, the game was close throughout with both teams playing well. With 10 seconds left on the clock, Macy Larsen launched a three-point shot and sealed the victory. A very pleased coach Tori Braby praised the entire team: Everyone of my girls did a great job today on both ends of the court and deserve credit for a well earned win. Leaders for the night were Megan Warin with 13 points and seven rebounds and Macy Larsen with three steals.
Warin Larsen T Shields K Shields Glendenning Pts 13 7 6 0 0 R 7 2 4 4 3 S 2 3 0 0 2

Frost Haveman

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Mount Ayr 7th 21, I-35 9 Mount Ayrs seventh-grade girls played well at home in taking a win against Interstate 35, 21-9. The young Raiderettes did a great job on defense holding the Roadrunners to nine points. Points leader was Abbey Schafer with seven. Sara Winemiller led in rebounds with ve and in steals with four. The nal games for the middle school girls is Friday at Central Decatur at 4 p.m.
Winemiller Vos Johnson Hickman Anderson Schafer Still Pts 3 1 6 2 0 7 2 R 5 4 2 1 2 4 1 S 4 3 0 0 0 0 1

Bowling Lines
Bluegrass League Week of January 15, 2013 Team Standings Hutton Construction 14-2 Giggling Girlies 8-8 Raggamufns 8-8 Sassy Strikers 7-9 Rolling Stones 6-10 Lucky Ladies 5-11 High games (150 and over): Merna King 152, 201; Janet Haley 184; Lori Poppa 172, 163; Deb Ayres 171; Brenda Woody 161, 158, 155; Janice Johnston 157; Lorrie Haver 153; Debra Larson 150; Renda Smith 150. High series (450 and over): Merna King 500, Brenda Woody 474, Lori Poppa 472, Deb Ayres 454. Thursday Mens League Week of January 17, 2013 Team Standings Lucky Lanes 12-4 IWIWALB 10-6 DAE 9-7 Hy-Vee 9-7 Leftys 4-12 Suds & Gutters 4-12 High games (200 and over): Scott Myer 247; Jim Brand 222; Barry Jackson 213, 203; Eric Ehlen 202; Wes Mathany 201; Travis Hartman 201. High series (600 and over): Barry Jackson 614.

Sadie Frost scores for the middle school eighth-grade basketball team.

The middle school girls basketball teams will bring their season to a close this week with a game against Central Decatur at Leon. In the group picture above, the seventh-grade team is wearing white. Pictured are (front row, L-R) Alex Booth, Addy Ebersole, Kirsten Dolecheck, Adrianne Bennett, Mercedez Birkenholz; (second row) Amarillo Reyes, Molly Anderson, Hallie Still, Macy Larsen, Caylie Hickman, Blair Glendenning, Alyssa Johnson, Cheyenne Haveman, Bailey Anderson; (back) coach Jules Daughton, Megan Warin, Sara Winemiller, Kelcie Shields, Chania Vos, Tessa Shields, Abbey Schafer, Sadie Frost and coach Tori Braby.

Middle school girls basketball team


Cleareld board reviews options, including possible reorganization or dissolution

The Cleareld Community School Board of Education met on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in regular session. Superintendent Joe Drake presented the nancial report for December 2012 and talked briey about the districts unspent budget authority. He also presented a new money report that outlineed state aid possibilities for the current legislative session. The board discussed future restructuring options for the district, including possible dissolution and reorganization. The board instructed Drake to contact attorney Rick Engels and invite him to the next regular board meeting to share further information on advantages/disadvantages of dissolution choices and a timeline to complete either. In her report, principal Jackie Hopkins discussed: Student activities including the penny drive and C-Bucks shopping spree; MAP assessments are being administered to students (January 7-21). Dates of upcoming events were also mentioned. Two days of school have been missed due to weather. Snow makeup days will be February 18 and May 24. Money was received from a Sun Valley Parrot Head grant for pedometers and running shoes for students. The pedometers have arrived, and students will be transported to the Family Shoe Store in Creston to be tted for shoes. When the students receive their shoes, the school will begin the Cleareld Walking/Running Club. Cleareld staff and students appreciate the generous donation of the Sun Valley Parrott Head club members. Professional development included a review and discussion in regard to the current crisis/emergency response plan. The indoor emergency safety plan was specically addressed with input from staff members. The staff will begin inclusion of the indoor safety drill along with re, tornado and bus evacuation drills each semester. A committee is being formed to update the crisis/ emergency plan. In miscellaneous business, a board member mentioned that someone had complained about riding in a cold bus and questioned how a decision was made whether to take a bus or a van on a route. Mr. Drake will check into this complaint and determine if further action is needed. Drake talked about the bus inspections and repairs needed. The next regular meeting was scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting date was changed from the regular schedule so all board members would be able to attend.


Mount Ayr Record-News

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nate Becker, ShopKo manager, presents Mount Ayr middle/high school principal Lynne Wallace with a check for $2,500 at the stores grand opening last week. The donation comes from the ShopKo foundation, a company charity that seeks to give back to the communities served by ShopKo stores.

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RICC seeks volunteers in Ringgold county

The Rural Iowa Crisis Center (RICC), which provides safety and support services for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, is recruiting volunteers to perform a variety of duties in Adams, Ringgold, Taylor and Union counties. Volunteers are always needed to assist in providing direct services to victims. Direct service volunteers are needed to answer the crisis hotline, provide court support, medical advocacy and transportation to safe shelter, among other services. However, there are many nondirect service areas in which volunteer assistance is vital, including: community awareness/education, reception and light clerical duties in the main center, helping with childrens group activities and child care at the facilities, fundraising events, and assistance in processing donated goods. Volunteers are also needed in the thrift shop, My Sisters Closet. All of these non-direct service duties are just as vital to victims as are the direct services offered. RICC is additionally interested in recruiting volunteers who are uent in both English and other languages, especially Spanish, to assist the growing number of nonEnglish speaking victims within the service area. RICCs main center is located in Creston and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program also operates outreach sites in Corning, Bedford, and Mount Ayr. Additionally, RICC provides a 24-hour crisis hotline where callers, who can remain anonymous, may obtain information or access services such as emergency shelter, advocacy and counseling. All services are free and totally condential. The services provided by RICC are vital to survivors and their families. The effort, talent and time given by volunteers make huge differences in the lives of victims and survivors. Volunteering for RICC is an excellent opportunity for persons looking to gain experience for the purpose of furthering their education in a social service eld and for persons who desire to strengthen the services available to survivors. Direct service volunteers are also needed to provide On-Call coverage of the crisis line nights, weekends and holidays. RICC operates their 24-hour crisis hotline during non-business hours by using call-forwarding to the mobile phones. On-call work can also include: responding in-person to requests from hospitals and law enforcement centers to provide emergency support services to victims immediately following an assault. Indirect service volunteers are needed to assist with informational events, fundraising, and donations processing. Individuals interested in volunteering should possess the ability to maintain strict condentiality and to remain non-judgmental. Good oral and written communication skills are required. Volunteers can expect to work with people from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Most volunteers can expect to commit, on average, eight to 15 hours per month depending on their area of interest. All volunteers will need to complete the Crime Victim Counselor training which is required by and

described in Iowa Code 915.20A (d). In addition to required continuing education hours of 12 per year, the opportunity for further advanced training is possible for those interested in obtaining advanced certication levels. Upon completion of training, direct service volunteers should expect to work under the supervision of a Certied Domestic Abuse Advocate (CDAA) and/or a Certied Sexual Abuse Advocate Counselor while completing their direct service hours requirements for the CDAA certication. The next Crime Victim Counselor training will begin January 31, 2013. Therefore, individuals with immediate interest in volunteering should respond prior to January 24, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled once an application is received. Successful applicants are required to agree to child abuse registry and criminal background checks. Interested individuals, or those needing more information, may call 641-782-2706 weekdays or 1-888-782-6632 evenings and weekends for questions or to obtain an application.

Some county residents may be eligible for FSS program

Ringgold county residents receiving Section 8 rent assistance through SIRHA may be eligible for the Family Self Sufciency (FSS) Program. The FSS Program is a voluntary program designed to assist Section 8 participants in becoming economically independent and self sufcient. With the support of local agencies, FSS combines case management, education and training skills as well as rent assistance to aid families in becoming self sufcient. There are many supportive services available to help families overcome barriers and to become successful. One main reward for participating in the FSS Program is a saving account that is established for the family as their earned income increases over the years through working. Participants have the potential to earn a lot of money while participating in the no-cost program. Participants are eligible to receive the money when they have met their goals and achieved self sufciency. This program is an incentive for people to work. Interested individuals may call or e-mail Billie Jo Greenwalt at the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (SIRHA) in Creston for more details on eligibility and how to get signed up. Contact information is (641) 782-8585 ext. 25 or BGreenwalt@sirha-ia.org.

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Graceland highly ranked for online education

For the second year in a row, Graceland University was ranked in the top 20 Best Online Education Programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Reports annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs. Released January 15, Graceland Online Education Programs rankings are: Niumber ve in the country for Online Bachelors Programs. Number 11 in the country for Graduated Education programs. Number ve in the country for Graduate Nursing programs. For the rst time, programs administered for distance learners who are 100 percent online were ranked numerically, just like traditional colleges and graduate schools. Online bachelors degree programs as well as graduate online degree programs in business, engineering, nursing, education, and computer information technology were ranked. Online education allows people to attend school without having to quit their jobs or disrupt their lives. According to Georgetown Universitys Center on Education and the Workforce, people with a bachelors degree earn 84 percent more than those with only a high school diploma in their lifetimes making online education, with its exibility, an increasingly popular option. This is why online education is becoming an essential part of Gracelands education, said Graceland University President John Sellars. Online bachelors degree programs were ranked in three different categories: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. All of the online masters degree programs were ranked in admissions selectivity in addition to the bachelors degree categories. The engineering and business masters programs were also ranked based on ratings of their academic reputation by top academics who run online programs at peer institutions.
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Iowas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was unchanged at 4.9 percent. The current rate is seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than the year ago rate of 5.6 percent. The U.S. jobless rate for December was also the same as the prior month, remaining at 7.8 percent. The modest pace of job growth in 2012 managed to drop the states unemployment rate below 5.0 percent in the nal months of the year, said Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development. The December data also reected a stronger hiring pattern in construction, which was reected in both monthly and annual job gains. The number of unemployed Iowans decreased slightly to 80,000 in December from 80,200 in November. The level stood at 93,400 one year ago.

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Multistate Beef Conference to offer session in Creston Jan. 29

The 4-State Beef Conference will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at six locations, including two in Iowa. Chris Clark, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said the conference agenda has information for cowcalf, stocker and feedlot operations. From feed efciency improvement to consumer engagement, the topics and speakers will provide timely information on relevant topics, Clark said. Extension specialists from all four states Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska will join nationally recognized experts on the conference agenda. Staff from the respective states will host the six locations, with the rst and last sessions presented inperson by experts from those states. The second and third sessions feature national experts presenting via webcast. Dinner will be held between these sessions. In Iowa, people can attend the conference at the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis or Southwest Iowa Community College in Creston. The event begins at 5 p.m. and the nal session starts at 8 p.m. Cost is $20 per person which includes a beef dinner and copy of the conference proceedings. Registrations are requested by Friday, Jan. 25, and can be made by contacting Clark at 636-432-9437, Leann Tibken at 712-769-2600, or the Page County Extension Ofce at 712-542-5171. Session information for the Creston location: Session 1 5 p.m. Genetic Improvement of Beef Cattle Feed Efciency delivered by Mega Van Emon, animal science specialists, Iowa State University. Session 2 5:45 p.m. Engaging Consumers in a Beef Conversation webcast presentation by Daren Williams, executive director of National Cattlemens Beef Association. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Session 3 7:15 p.m. Beef Industry Update and Outlook webcast presented by Todd Kalous, market analyst with CattleFax. Session 4 8 p.m. The Unsettling Truth About Trichomoniasis and Preparing for Calving Season delivered by Sellers, extension livestock specialists, Iowa State University ; Pasture Leasing Challenges by Tim Eggers , extension farm management specialist, Iowa State University. Program details and contacts are available on the conference website at www.extension.iastate. edu/feci/4StBeef. The conference will also be held at the Gage County Extension Ofce, Beatrice, NE; Wamego Senior Center, Wamego, KS.; Nemaha Community Building, Seneca, KS.; and Hammer Memorial United Methodist Church, King City, MO.

New law allows Veteran on driver licenses

A new Iowa law will allow veterans to have a veteran designation put on their drivers license (DL) or nonoperator identication card (ID). The Iowa Department of Transportation implemented the law January 15, nearly six months earlier than is required, to demonstrate the states support for its veterans. Governor Branstad signed Senate File 2112 into law on April 19, 2012; it requires the veteran designation provision of the law to be implemented by July 1, 2013. The designation on Iowa DLs and nonoperator IDs is a voluntary initiative designed to assist Iowa veterans. There are thousands of businesses throughout Iowa and the United States, including restaurants, hotels and even home improvement stores that give discounts to veterans. Some of those businesses require proof of veteran status. Iowa legislators responded to the veterans needs and authorized the DOT to include veteran status on DLs and nonoperator IDs so they dont have to carry ofcial military papers to prove their veteran status, said Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Division Director Mark Lowe. To get the designation, an honorably discharged veteran must present a copy of their DD 214 or applicable discharge document to their county Veterans Affairs ofce. That ofce will complete an Iowa DOT form and conrm the applicants veteran status, which authorizes the Iowa DOT to place the designation on the individuals DL or nonoperator ID. The veteran must then take the completed form to any Iowa DL issuance location and request that the veteran designation be added to his or her DL or nonoperator ID card. Veterans may expedite the process by bringing a completed application form with them to the county Veterans Affairs ofce, along with a copy of their DD 214. The form is available online at: https://va.iowa.gov/. Iowa law only allows the designation to be added when a DL

Rep. Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mount Ayr) is seen here signing his oath of ofce in the Iowa House chamber as the 85th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol. During the session, Dolecheck can be reached at cecil.dolecheck@legis.iowa.gov or through the House switchboard at (515) 281-3221.

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By Gerald F. Schnepf, Executive Director, Keep Iowa Beautiful No, I dont mean a child or a pet! The adoption Im talking about deals with roads, right-of-ways, trails, parks, beauty spots, public areas and shorelines. This type of adoption is a way for all of us to enhance the properties and help keep them free of litter and debris. In some cases, the assistance may not only be cleaning and picking up but also physical improvements to the area. In some cases it can mean beautication through plantings of native prairie plants, trees and shrubs, x ups, paint ups, etc. For travelers who are new to the area, the rst impression that our public areas and roadways provide creates an initial image to the visitor that is either positive or negative. The image that you want for your community is one that makes people feel good and leaves a comfortable feeling about your place. Most of us have a favorite place that we have a special afnity for or use frequently. It can be a: Roadway that you travel repeatedly, Segment of trail that you enjoy, Wildlife area that you use for viewing or hunting, Lake or river that you like to boat on, Special park area that you visit often, or Your favorite shing spot. Take your choice and see if the local public management agency would like to have you adopt the area to clean up litter periodically or to beautify it. Be prepared to offer a longer term commitment than simply a one-time effort. The clean-up of public areas is costly well over 15 million dollars per year. We can all help, not only because it is the right thing to do and helps to reduce the agency and taxpayer costs, but, because we appreciate and personally enjoy the areas and the comfortable values that they provide to us. A bonus is to involve youth from the community to be a part of the project what a great benet! One of the best known programs is the Adopt-a-Highway program run by the Iowa Department of Transportation - http:// www.iowadot.gov/maintenance/ adopt_a_highway.html You can also nd the website by using www.keepiowabeautiful. com. A real benet to those adopting the state roadway segments is that they get their name on a sign identifying them as the adopter of that particular segment of road. It lets the public know that you care and are doing your part to help. Some county and city road and street programs also have adoption programs. You will need to contact your local county engineer or the city public works director for more information. Natural lands, parks and shorelines in some cases are also open for adoption contact your local DNR ofce or the local county conservation board or city parks department to see if there is an adoption program and of your interest in helping. Keeping Iowa clean and attractive takes a partnership effort of caring citizens, the user and the management agency in terms of prevention as well as the clean up and beautication of the areas. The traveling public and our own citizens develop a sense of pride and respect for these places. Like any adoption, continued care and nourishment for the adopted is critical. Make your New Years Resolution for you, your family, service club, church group or friends to adopt a public area and renew it each year!

or nonoperator ID is rst issued or when it is renewed. The law does not allow the designation to be added on a duplicate card issued between renewals. Iowa veterans who currently hold an Iowa DL or ID card should be aware that they cannot add the designation to their current DL or nonoperator ID until it is time for their next renewal. Iowa law allows a DL or nonoperator ID to be renewed 30 days before it expires, but if special circumstances are demonstrated that show it would be impractical to wait until then and that good cause exists to renew earlier, Iowa law allows DLs and nonoperator IDs to be renewed up to one year before the expiration date.

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Over 400 million activity minutes and 925,639 pounds lost. Those are the impressive numbers from the Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) program since 2002. The LHI 10Week Wellness Challenge starts on January 28. LHI is a fun way to add healthy competition at your workplace towards the goal of being healthy. Thousands of Iowans participate in this simple, affordable challenge that tracks activity minutes or weight loss over course of 10 weeks. Here is how you can be part of the fun and healthy challenge in Ringgold County: Build your team of two-10 people and choose a team name. Gather name, email address, t-shirt size, and payment of each team member. Go to www.livehealthyiowa. org and click JOIN TODAY. Enter LHIRINGGOLD in Group ID box. Registration is $20 but early entrants receive $5 off courtesy of Hy-Vee by entering code LH5423. Entry fee gets you a LHI T-shirt, one-year magazine subscription of choice, a chance to win prizes, weekly motivational emails and more. There are teams from all over Ringgold county registered, including teams from churches, schools, the hospital, Public Health, nursing home staffs, and other community teams. Family and friends can form teams as well. Participants will be able to see their team on the Ringgold county leaderboard. Those who dont want to be a captain but just want to join a team may contact Public Health. A couple teams still have open spots. Teams that dont have 10 members may also contact Public Health to seek additional members. Interested individuals may contact Vicki Sickels or Chris Doster at Public Health with any questions.

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28, and 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Items to be sold include but are not limited to: miscellaneous computer equipment and supplies, miscellaneous notebook computers, ofce equipment, desks, le cabinets, miscellaneous chairs, tables, wooden cabinets, metal shelves, TVs, piano, miscellaneous electronics, doors, kitchen equipment, pastry machine, display cabinets, power-washers, sinks, Lincoln welder, gas forge, cubbies, ping pong table, table saw, radial arm saw. Vehicles to be sold include but are not limited to: 2005 Ford Crown Victoria-Police Package. For information, call Angie Wolters in the Northwest Purchasing Department at 660.562.1178 or go to www.nwmissouri.edu/services/purchasing/surplus/index.htm.


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Whens the Big Day!!

Selecting the perfect wedding date not always that simple
By Ann Bare She said YES! The next question is, Whens the Big Day? When it comes to picking the date for a wedding, many factors could be considered. Some choices might include: The anniversary date of when the couple met. The parents or grandparents wedding date. (A great way to honor their marriage!) Date when the desired reception site is available. The least expensive night (anything but Saturday). The least expensive month (January, March and December are usually open). On or near a favorite holiday. (A Fourth of July early afternoon celebration allows for a full day of festivities.) In a preferred season. (Chance of snow? Will the cake melt?) When the families will be available to come. A date pulled from a hat (for the very indecisive). Sometimes a date is just obvious. July 7, 2007 was the pick of a record number of couples. Who can forget that anniversary - 7/7/07? Those couples who considered seven to be a lucky number found themselves in Las Vegas, hoping to increase their chances of a long-lasting marriage. Others who regarded seven signicant due to religious or cultural beliefs (seven days of creation, Seven Wonders of the ancient world, seven deadly sins, seven last words of Christ, Seven Seas, seven levels of heaven, 007, etc.) found the date to be a good choice for their wedding also-and even more so since it fell on a Saturday. In selecting a date, couples should consider avoiding Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend since many families use those particular three-day weekends for family holidays. A Super Bowl Sunday date would probably nd many men feeling a headache come on, preventing their attendance at a non-family members nuptials. September 11, April Fools Day and Halloween, as well as cultural or religious holidays celebrated by family members, could also be risky dates to attempt a gathering. Of course, if the marriage date is limited to only a few attendees, any date goes. However, if a date is selected for a memorable reason, it might be interesting to include that information in the program to give the guests a glimpse into a bit more personal side of the couple. A wedding day is obviously more than a date - its a whole day of celebration. However, anything to make that day even more memorable will make the anniversary date easy to remember - and both husband and wife will win with that! (Hint: 11/12/13 is a Tuesday - if the day of the week doesnt matter.)

Quotes on the question... are marriages for keeps?

By Tresa Erickson When a bride and groom exchange vows, they hope it is forever, but no one knows for sure. While some couples remain together until death do [them] part, others split up within days after. The reasons behind the success of one marriage and the failure of another are not always clear, but here are some quotes on the matter. I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more. actress Candice Bergen, married to Louis Malle from 1980 until his death in 1995 and to Marshall Rose since 2000. People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something youll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow. humorist Erma Bombeck, married to Bill Bombeck from 1949 until her death in 1996. My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me. singer Jon Bon Jovi, married to Dorothea Hurley since 1989. The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods. comedian Bill Cosby, married to Camille Hanks since 1964. Dont marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you cant live without. evangelical Christian author James Dobson, married to Shirley Dobson since 1960. A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. writer Ruth Bell Graham, married to Billy Graham from 1943 until her death in 2007. Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If its not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. singer-songwriter Amy Grant, married to Vince Gill since 2000. What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow. writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, married to Sophia Peabody from 1842 until his death in 1864 I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend. He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can. I want to hang out with him more than anyone. singer Faith Hill, married to Tim McGraw since 1996. I have a terric marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and ow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. Its kind of the best thing that can happen to you. Its thrilling. actor Hugh Jackman, married to Deborra-Lee Furness since 1996. One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it. writer George MacDonald, married to Louisa Powell from 1851 until her death in 1902. Im most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you dont have that, you really dont have very much. actor Bob Newhart, married to Ginnie Quinn since 1963. My husband is a homebody and has nothing to do with the celebrity world. Weve been married 44 years and have worked so well together because were not in the same business. singersongwriter Dolly Parton, married to Carl Dean since 1966. I love being married. Its so great to nd that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. comedienne Rita Rudner, married to Martin Bergman since 1988. Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. actress Simone Signoret, married to Yves Montand from 1951 until her death in 1985. And in a marriage you cant TRY and be married. Youre married or youre not married...as far as Im concerned. singersongwriter Ringo Starr, married to Barbara Bach since 1981. I suppose its about keeping love alive, learning how to fall in love over and over again, not taking each other for granted, forgiveness, trust. actor Patrick Swayze, married to Lisa Niemi from 1975 until his death in 2009. I once read that in any good marriage, one partner is the gardener and the other is the garden. We take it in turns to be either. actress Meryl Streep, married to Don Gummer since 1978. Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. author Mark Twain, married to Olivia Langdon from 1870 until her death in 1904. The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. comedian Henny Youngman, married to Sadie Cohen from 1928 until her death in 1987.

Tips for saving on honeymoon trip

By Tresa Erickson While some newlyweds can still afford to cap off their big day in grand style with a trip for two to someplace exotic, there are many that cant. Once theyve paid for the wedding, there is little left for a honeymoon. Fortunately, you can still have a great honeymoon on a shoestring budget. Heres how. Leave at a later date Who says you must leave for your honeymoon immediately following your wedding reception? Enjoy your big day and postpone the honeymoon of your dreams until you can afford it. Wait six months or a year to book the trip. Youll have more cash to spare and more time to nd the best deals. Go during the off-season Off-season prices are far cheaper than peak season prices. Schedule your honeymoon during the off-season, and to save more cash, consider going to a less popular destination. The rates will be cheaper, and there will be less people to contend with. Book way in advance Generally, the earlier you book your honeymoon, the cheaper the rates will be. Start looking for a destination long before your expected departure date and shop around for the best deals.

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By Ann Bare Oh dear, you think to yourself. My sister gets cranky so easily. My best friend, although I love her dearly, is unpredictable and undependable. I have some friends from school, but we rarely talk and really only keep in touch through Facebook. My coworkers are becoming friendlier, but we are not what I would call friends yet. Im getting married in six months and I want to have a stress-free wedding. Whom do I choose to be in my wedding party? Its not always possible to select the perfect attendants. Personalities, traditions, expectations and cultural mores can inuence a brides choice of her maid or matron of honor and her bridesmaids. There are those who expect to be asked to be in your wedding; after all, you were in theirs. Your sisters and closest cousins would be natural choices-especially to Mom and sweet Auntie. Your best friend and you pinky-swore years ago that you would be at each others side, but now her life decisions are not making her a suitable choice. The hard-to-decide task just got more difcult. So whose wedding is it anyway? You want to look back on this day and have pleasant memories so make your decisions accordingly. What do you want to remember? Pasted smiles on an array of size three gals and tuxedoed handsome men anking a radiant couple? The hope of having your wedding photo featured in the hometown papers next bridal insert? Beautifully coiffed hairstyles and tiny ankles beneath tea-length dresses? What will really make your day happily memorable? Do you even have to have attendants? Centuries ago the role of the maid of honor or bridesmaid was to attend to the bride several days before her wedding; an additional role of attendants, both bridesmaids and groomsmen, was to dress similarly to the wedded couple in order to confuse evil spirits or jealous suitors who might try to sabotage the wedding or in some way harm the couple. Thankfully, the duties have become less risky and demanding and may be as simple as signing as a witness to the marriage. (Because state laws vary, verify how many witnesses signatures are needed on the marriage certicate.) In selecting whom you will ask to stand up for you at your wedding, rst share your concern with your ance and consider his input. Then consider those who are dear to you and whom you respect. The person whom you select should see the opportunity as both an honor and a privilege to be standing at your side. Perhaps there is an older woman whose marriage you ad-

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mire. Maybe your childhood friend would laugh with you before, during and after the ceremony, adding to a life full of meaningful experiences. Perhaps your sister has become the trusted condante you have come to appreciate and she would be the perfect choice. Perhaps a male friend would serve as your bridesman (with your ances approval, of course). The choice is yours. The goal of your bridal party selection is to enhance your memorable day with favorable circumstances and experiences. Choose wisely...and enjoy your day!

Engaged? One of rst decisions is a color palette

By Tresa Erickson You recently got engaged, and the excitement is brewing. You cant wait to start the wedding planning. One of the rst decisions youll face is selecting a color palette. There are so many shades to choose from. How do you decide? While some brides have no trouble selecting a color palette, others struggle with it. The good news is that there are many facets from which you may take your color cues, starting with your color faves. What colors are you drawn to? Gold? Orange? Red? If you love red and cant picture yourself getting married without it, then you have already won half the battle. All you need to do now is select one or two more colors, and you will have your palette. If the red is rather intense, you might opt for some neutrals like white, silver, black or gray. Dont have a favorite color? No problem. Look to your choices in apparel for your color cues. Start shopping for bridesmaid dresses, and once you select a style and color, take your cues from it. If the dresses are purple, youll want to make sure you work in some shade of purple into your palette. The same goes with the tuxes. If the groom has chosen gray tuxes, then youll want to make sure gray is either part of your palette or goes well with it. Flowers also provide important color cues. What owers are in season and what are you hoping to incorporate into your wedding? If you have your eye on a lot of pale pink blooms, then you will denitely want to work that color into your palette, or at the very least, choose a complementary palette. Location and season can also provide color cues. Check out the venues you have selected for the ceremony and the reception. Do any of the colors there appeal to you? If you are getting married in a gazebo surrounded by yellow tulips, perhaps a cream palette with accents of maize and gold would work well. Season can also make a difference. Winter colors differ dramatically from summer colors. Maroon and silver might serve a November wedding well, but not a May wedding. Still having trouble selecting a color palette? Consider current trends. A couple rounds of shopping should clue you in to these. Check out any supplies you might already have on hand, such as some tablecloths you borrowed from a friend who just got married. Think about all of the items you have selected thus far from the wedding dress to the wedding cake. If youve got a lot of ivory and cream going on, you might want to select a color that pops. Keep in mind that just because you select a color palette early on doesnt mean it will work. Be willing to make some changes the deeper you get into the planning. That pale green you chose for your accent color might turn into forest green once you select the invitations. Light green lettering doesnt show up nearly as well on crisp, white paper as dark green does. Whether you choose the color palette or let it choose you, be open to change. You never know. That burgundy youre hoping for might serve your April wedding better as fuschia.

Bouquet bravado... many options available

By Tresa Erickson Brides have been carrying bouquets for hundreds of years. In ancient times, bridal bouquets generally consisted of garlic, herbs and spices to keep evil spirits away. By Victorian times, fresh owers had replaced the garlic, herbs and spices, and many of these owers carried special meanings, like innocence, faith and love. Floriography, the language of owers, continues to this day, with some brides researching ower meanings and basing their bouquet selections on those meanings. Floriography isnt the only trend in bridal bouquets. There are many others. Here is a brief review. Bridal bouquets are traditionally pale in color, but todays brides are branching out and choosing bolder colors, like burgundy, red and purple. Bouquet color schemes can be monochromatic-all shades of purple, for example-or complementary. With bouquets getting brighter, they have become a real feature in wedding photography, in particular black and white photography with selective coloring. Roses remain a bridal bouquet standard, but other owers are starting to make their way into the mix. Daisies, hydrangeas, lilies, peonies and tulips are popular choices, as are orchids. Many brides, in fact, are asking for more tropical owers in their bouquets, either because of their theme or for a unique twist. While cascades of owers were once the norm in bridal bouquets, many brides today are opting to take a simpler route. Hand-tied bouquets are a popular choice. With the owers gathered together and wrapped in ribbon, the bouquets are easier to handle and have a contemporary look to them. While todays bridal bouquets might be somewhat simpler in design, brides can still add some dazzle to them with beads, crystals, feathers, pearls, sequins and other accessories. Brides with themed weddings can take it a step further and incorporate extra special touches into their bou quets, like miniature seashells, pinecones or butteries. Bouquets featuring vintage brooches are also becoming popular. Bridal bouquets can run the gamut from the traditional all-white hand-tied rose bouquet drenched in crystals to the sassy gold, red and purple bouquet cuffed by feathers. It is up to the bride how she wants her bouquet to be. Brides should check out some samples, talk to their orist and select a bouquet design that speaks to them.

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Book a room at an inexpensive hotel and spend the day checking out attractions and activities youve never had time for. If you cant afford a hotel room, stay at home and have a candlelit dinner. It doesnt really matter where you are as long as you are together. Honeymoons dont have to break the bank. You can still have fun and celebrate the beginning of your life together on a shoestring budget. It just takes some advance planning and creative thinking.

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Church Notes
Mount Ayr Larger Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Skip Rushing Redding 9:00 a.m., Worship. 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. Middle Fork 9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. 10:00 a.m., Worship. Mount Ayr 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Refreshments and Fellowship. 11:00 a.m., Worship. St. Josephs Catholic Church 100 N. Polk, Mount Ayr Fr. Glen Wilwerding, Pastor Sunday mass, 8:00 a.m. St. Patricks Catholic Church Grand River Fr. Glen Wilwerding, Pastor Saturdays, mass at 5:30 p.m. United Church of Diagonal Pastor Ed Shields 9:30 a.m., Church. 10:30 a.m., Sunday school. Tingley First Christian Church Al Rusk, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Church school. Margaret Hull, Superintendent. 11:00 a.m., Worship. First Lutheran Church Mount Ayr - LCMS Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt Sunday, January 27: 8:00 a.m., Worship. Free Methodist Church Charles Weiman, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service. 7:00 p.m., Evening worship. Wednesday, Family Night Prayer meeting; F.M.Y., C.L.C., 7 p.m. Kellerton Assembly of God Church Pastor Barton Shields 9:30 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. 7:00 p.m., Evangelistic service. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible study. Blockton Christian Church Scott Marcum, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Bible School. 10:45 a.m., Worship. Second and fourth Sundays of each month, Youth Groups. First Wednesday of each month, Church Night. Tent Chapel Church of Christ Richard Reinhardt, Minister (3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa) Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Morning worship, 11:00 a.m. Watch In Search of the Lords Way - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17; KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct TV 364, 6:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening services. Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible study. Regular Baptist Church Mount Ayr 464-3293 (Church) Pastor Seth Denney 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 11:00 a.m., Morning worship service. Nursery available. 6:30 p.m., Evening service. Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., AWANA; 7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service. Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church Sherry Wiley, supply pastor The church has closed for the winter and will reopen in the spring on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013. Mount Ayr Assembly of God Pastor Doug Rohrer (515-783-7712) See our facebook page 8:15 - 8:45 a.m., Prayer 9:00 a.m., Sunday school for all ages. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. Nursery available. Childrens church. 5:00 p.m. Men of Valor Thursdays: Revolution Youth - 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays: Kids Club - 5 to 7 p.m. Kellerton United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship. Beaconseld United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship. No Sunday School. First Christian Church Pastor Chris Conklin Sunday, January 27: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Wednesdays: L.A.M.B.S. at 3:30 p.m.; Choir at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer group at 9:30 a.m. Wishard Chapel Community Church Pastor Bill Armstrong 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. Women of Wishard (WOW): Every rst Wednesday at 7 p.m. United Baptist-Presbyterian Church 2343 State Highway 169 Mount Ayr Michael Maddy, Pastor (641-464-2127) www.ubpchurch.com Sunday, January 27: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church service. Greeter, Dean Blades; Call to worship, Deb Larson: Musician, Nancy Sackett; Childrens sermon, Kathi Blunck; Message, Mike Maddy. 2:00 p.m., TEK Group meeting at the church. Tuesday, January 29: 7:00 a.m., Mens breakfast at UBP Church. Wednesday, January 30: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises at the church. 6:30 p.m., Bible study at Mount Ayr Health Care. Faith United Parish Pastor Bruce Giese Platte Center 8:30 a.m., Worship. 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. Bank of Christ Outreach and Hope Center 2nd & Ringgold, Kellerton 10:00 a.m., Sunday school for children and adults. 11:00 a.m., Church service with Kathy Johnston speaking. Ellston United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:00 a.m., Church services. 10:00 a.m., Sunday school and Bible study. United Methodist Women: Every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. United Methodist Men: First/third Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Youth Group: First/third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Second Sunday - potluck; fourth Sunday - fellowship time. Website: ellstonumc.org Tingley United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. United Methodist Women: Every Third Wednesday. Youth Group: Second and Fourth Sundays, 5:00 p.m., at Ellston. The Lighthouse Non-Denominational Fellowship Doug Greene, Pastor Darin Dolecheck, Youth Pastor (west 2 miles on Hwy. 2) 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 a.m., Worship. 6:30 p.m., Evening Worship. Mondays, 5 p.m., Thin Within Support Group; 7 p.m., Sowing in Tears Support Group. Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., Crew Kids Club; 8 - 9 p.m., SOC Youth Meeting. Saturday Night Service, 7:00 p.m., Bible Study and Prayer led by Darla Dolecheck. Sermons available online at: lighthouseonline.org. Area Bible Fellowship Church 204 North Van Buren, Cleareld Pastor Ron Christian 10:00 a.m., Worship service. 11:15 a.m., Sunday school. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., AWANA. Website: www.areabiblefellowship.org Trinity Christian Church Terry Roberts, Minister 446-8654 (Hwy. 2 West, Decatur) 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday morning worship services. 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m., Youth/ Small group Bible study. Nursery available. The Community of Christ Tony and Sandy Crandell, Copastors, Sunday, January 27: 9:50 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service with Julia Ashby speaking. Mount Ayr Restoration Branch Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder Alan Smith, Assistant Sunday, January 27: Welcomers: Ron Smith family. 9:45 a.m., Family Worship, Steve Smith family. 10:00 a.m., Classes. 11:00 a.m., Worship. Ed Anderson, presiding; Rodney Bastow, speaking; Cheryl Phipps, pianist; Galusha Family, special music. Custodians: Michael Jordison. 6:00 p.m., Family fellowship at Bob Rowland home. Wednesday, January 30: 7:00 p.m., Prayer service at Ron Smith home. Jim Barber, presiding.

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Lavon Brown LAVON McMATH BROWN Lavon Brown, daughter of Leland and Edna (Hartman) McMath, was born July 11, 1922 at Cleareld, Iowa. Lavon lived her entire life at Cleareld and graduated from Cleareld high school. Following graduation, Lavon taught country school in Ringgold and Taylor counties. In 1945 Lavon married Paul C. Brown and lived on a farm until 1989 when they moved into Cleareld. Two children were born, Terry Lee and Anna Eileen. Lavon belonged to the United Presbyterian Church and while there she was ordained an elder, which was a great highlight for her. When the United Presbyterian Church closed, she and her family joined the United Methodist Church. She belonged to the U.M.W. and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was active in both organizations until her health failed. Lavon was a loving and caring mother and she enjoyed cooking for family or anyone else who might come along. Lavon became a resident of Clearview Home in Cleareld and it was there that she passed away on January 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul on December 21, 2002; brother Dwight McMath and his wife Helen, and brothers-in-law Dale Schlapia and Dale Brown and his wife, Thelma Brown. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Terry (Nancy) Brown of Jefferson, Iowa and Anna Eileen (Brad) Varner of Oak Grove, Missouri; seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, Brandon (Angela) Brown and children Jacob and McKenna, Dominic (Amanda) Brown and children Alivia, Ella and Wilson, Tristan (Jenni) Brown and children Mara and Becca, Rhett Brown, Tiffany (Todd) Blansit and children Jackson, Abigail, Brooklyn and Caiti, Leah (Nate) Parks and children Elayna, Brady and Paul, Gabriel (Katie) Hancock and child Tahlula; stepgranddaughter, Bobbi Jo; brother, Bob (Shirley) McMath of Lenox, Iowa; sister, Maralyn Schlapia of Mount Ayr, Iowa; nieces; nephews; cousins;, other relatives, and friends. A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Cleareld was in charge of the arrangements. Services were conducted at the United Methodist Church in Cleareld on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, with Rev. Shurmaine McAlpine and Pastor Todd Blansit ofciating. Musicians were Patty Parrish and Chantelle Jennett. Casket bearers included Brandon Brown, Dominic Brown, Tristan Brown, Rhett Brown, Gabriel Hancock and Jackson Blansit. Burial was in the Cleareld Cemetery in Cleareld.

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January 14, 2013 The board of directors of the Mount Ayr Community school district met in regular session Monday, January 14, 2013. There were present: Chris Eaton, Duane Schafer, Rod Shields, P. J. West and Brandi Shay. Also present were Joe Drake, superintendent; Chris Elwood, PK-6 principal; Lynne Wallace, 7-12 principal; Janette Campbell, board secretary/business manager; Darrell Dodge, Record-News; Matt Gillespie, Piper Jaffray, and Valle Smith. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. by president Shields. New Business: A. Consideration of sealed bids opened and reviewed by the superintendent of schools, secretary of the board and the nancial advisor/ resolution directing the Sale: Matt Gillespie of Piper Jaffray was present to explain the process of accepting bids for renancing the districts GO Bonds. With the A Rating recently received, it helped to get more bidders. The district received bids from four bidders with the low bid received from FTN Financial Capital Markets, Memphis, TN with a true interest rate of 1.5398 percent. By renancing the bonds, the district shortened the debt payoff time by three years and saved the taxpayers $670,894.33. Director Schafer made a motion to approve the bid received from FTN, Financial Capital Markets, Memphis, TN with the 1.5398 percent true interest rate and adopt the following resolution: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SALE OF $6,615,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2013. Motion was seconded by director Eaton. Roll call was taken: Shields, Aye; Eaton, Aye; Schafer, Aye; West, Aye; Shay, Aye. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Previous Minutes: Director West made a motion to dispense with the reading of the December 17 regular minutes and approve them as printed. Seconded by director Eaton. Motion carried 5-0. Communications: Director Shay noted that the wrestling tournament had been well attended and the dedication to Ron Scott was very nice. Administration Reports: The activity fund, buildings and grounds, lunch, transportation and technology reports were reviewed. Under the lunch report, Supt. Drake noted that he is working with Tawnya Jones, head cook, to review labor and food costs in an attempt to get the lunch fund back into a positive balance. Bus inspection was held over Christmas break with only a few minor repairs needed. Chris Elwood, elementary principal reported: 1) Crisis plan; 2) Crisis drill; 3) Bullying prevention program, and 4) Iowa Core Curriculum. Lynne Wallace, 7-12 principal, gave her report which consisted of: 1) Crisis safety meetings and plans; 2) Anti bullying Olweus; 3) ITBS/ ITEDS rewards; 4) Semester tests; 5) Shopko - $2,500 donation; 6) Mentor/mentee training, and 7) PLTW/ POS meeting. Technology report: Kim Curry, technology director, was present to share: 1) Wireless; 2) Elementary technology integration, and 3) TVs and Apple TVs. New Business: B. Approval of SBRC Allowable Growth for Increased Enrollment: Director Shay made a motion to approve SBRC Allowable Growth for Increased Enrollment in the amount of $54,036. Director West seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. C. Approval of SBRC Allowable Growth for LEP Instruction Beyond Four Years: Director Eaton made a motion to approve SBRC Allowable Growth for LEP Instruction Beyond Four Years. Director Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. D. Approval of SBRC Allowable Growth for Drop Out Prevention: Director Eaton made a motion to approve SBRC Allowable Growth for Drop Out Prevention in the amount of $160,424. Director West seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0,

unanimously. E. Personnel: Supt. Drake recommended the approval of taking Sara Deskin, special education associate, off the probationary rate of $9.70 per hour and placing her at the base rate of $10.21 per hour. Director Eaton made a motion to approve the recommendation with a second from director West. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Supt. Drake recommended the employment of David Groves as bus driver for the remaining 92 student days for the 2012-2013 school year at the probationary rate of $ 14.79/hour. Director Schafer made a motion to approve the recommendation with a second from director Shay. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Consideration Of: On motion by director West and seconded by director Eaton, it was resolved: That all bills presented be allowed. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Director West made a motion to accept the secretary/treasurer nancial report as submitted. Seconded by director Eaton. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Superintendents Report: 1) Early Retirement for Classied - Supt. Drake shared a sample early retirement policy for classied staff. They currently have an Early Retirement Policy in place for certied staff. By adopting a policy for Classied staff, it would give them a reward for their service at the end of their careers and also help with budgeting and planning. Supt. Drake will have a policy for the district to present for consideration at the February board meeting; 2) Letter from Bonding Company Sewer/Floor - Regarding the sewer The bonding company says the district was not with the two year limitation to recognize any liability. The District will make the corrections to the sewer with district funds. Regarding the oor The district will be submitting a claim on the bonding company (since Betts and Beer Construction Co. has gone out of business) for repairs that are needed on the commons oor at the high school; 3) New Money/Reduction Procedures - Their new money to cover new expenses during the 2013-2014 school year at zero percent (0%) is approximately $41,000. The legislature has not set allowable growth this year. With the last of their three-year settlement with the certied staff coming up, the district knows that it will cost a minimum of $84,000. The $41,000 new money would not cover all raises. Supt. Drake also shared gures of new money if they were to get more allowable growth: one percent - $78,148, two percent - $115,168, three percent - $152,158 and four percent - $189,208. It is hopeful that the legislature will settle somewhere in the middle. With the majority of the budget being spent on salaries and benets to employees, that is the rst place the district looks to nd ways to make reductions. At the February or March board meeting, Supt. Drake will present a spending reduction plan. Once the board gives the superintendent direction for reductions, the superintendent and administration will follow the master contract and board policy for staff reductions and get out notices accordingly. Supt. Drake explained the boards non-involvement at that time as they will need to remain neutral in case someone requests a hearing. Closed Session: Director Eaton made a motion at 7:21 p.m. to hold a closed session as provided in Section 21.5(l)(i) of the Open Meetings Law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individuals reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session. Seconded by director West. Roll call: Shields, Aye; Eaton, Aye; Schafer, Aye; West, Aye; Shay, Aye. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Director Eaton made a motion at 7:56 p.m. to go out of closed session. Seconded by director Schafer. Roll call: Shields, Aye; Eaton, Aye; Schafer, Aye; West, Aye, Shay, Aye. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Adjournment: With there being no further business, director Eaton made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by director West. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. GENERAL FUND Access Systems, sharp copier lease, $329.95. Ahlers and Cooney, P.C., legal services, $63.00. Air Filter Sales & Services, maintenance supplies, $513.63. Alliant Energy, gas/electricity, $18,172.46.

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Apple, Microsoft iPad, $1,996.00. Bedford Community School, second quarter superintendent sharing/rst semester shared library, $36,519.85. Benchmark Education Company, title I supplies, $261.80. Blue Raven Technology, media equipment, $63.00. Canon Financial Services, Inc., copier lease, $774.08. Cardmember Service, ag/UPS/elementary instruction, $2,034.60. CFI Tire Service, bus barn tires, $763.92. CGI Foods, special education Level III supplies, $140.91. CNH Capital, maintenance window repair, $137.56. De Lage Landen, copiers lease, $1,186.6. Divine Waste, landll fees, $585.00. Dollar General Corporation/ Charge Sales, special education Levels II/III supplies/media batteries, $171.33. Federal Express, FedEx ground services, $244.03. Glendenning Motor Co., bus barn parts, $560.00. Harris School Solutions, W-2s $352.80. Health Ed, special education registration, $378.00. Howard Clothing & Sporting, protective equipment, $16.00. Hy-Vee, Inc., special education Level I/II/TAP/FACS supplies/ district study meal/bottled water, $295.38. Inland Truck Parts Company, bus barn parts, $862.02. Interstate Power Systems, Inc., bus barn parts, $548.06. Iowa Communications Network, network services, $2.75. John Deere Financial, bus barn parts, $1,156.55. Kris Quick, special education meal reimbursement, $34.83. Lamoni Community Schools, rst semester special education, $10,530.06. Maryville Glass & Lock Co., Inc., building maintenance/repair/maintenance repair lock issues, $1,891.79. Meyer Laboratory, Inc., maintenance supplies, $1,885.00. MFA Oil Company, gas/diesel, $6,275.23. Midwest Ofce Technology, SFL copier maintenance/copier maintenance, $811.02. Midwest Technology Products, industrial technology supplies, $245.30. Mount Ayr Farm & Home, maintenance/bus barn supplies, $161.74. Mount Ayr Record-News, board proceedings/advertising, $266.03. NAPA Auto parts, maintenance/ industrial arts/vocational mechanics supplies, $244.81. Ncs Pearson, middle school reading supplies, $278.03. Parent Institute, Title I supplies, $209.00. Pearson Education, high school math textbooks, $8,720.24. Premier Resource Services, bus barn supplies, $128.55. Red Oak Welding Supplies, Inc., cylinder rent, $20.40. Riemen Music, equipment repair, $122.30. Scantron, high school ofce supplies, $78.57. Scholastic, Inc., elementary instruction supplies, $131.67. School Specialty, Inc., ECSE/ special education ofce/Level I supplies, $385.45. School Outtters, maintenance supplies, $126.05. Sherry Adams, language arts supplies, $195.87. Smith Oil Co., lp, $23.72. Southwest Builders, maintenance supplies, $886.88. Thomas Bus Sales, bus barn parts, $383.48. City of Mount Ayr, water/sewage, $2,513.00. Walmart Community, media shipping labels, $15.21. West Music Company, elementary spring concert supplies, $112.50. Wileys Pest Control, three months pest control, $600.00. Ziegler, Inc., bus barn parts, $652.37. Fund total - $106,058.43

CAPITAL PROJECTS B & V Electro Coatings, LLC, library doors paint, $1,595.00. Ryan Still Flooring Installation, carpet tile installation, $400.00. Fund total - $1,995.00 MANAGEMENT FUND Mercer, Retirees health insurance, $1,165.63. Fund total - $1,165.63 CAPITAL PROJECTS Vetter Equipment, snowblower, $6,700.00. Fund total - $6,700.00 LUNCH FUND Anderson-Erickson Dairy Co., milk/juice, $3,250.40. CGI Foods, food, $344.90. Debbie Shields, clothing allowance, $43.63. Farner-Bocken Co., food/supplies, $2,399.67. Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution, food/supplies, $4,680.26. Hockenbergs, supplies, $358.45. Hy-Vee Food Store, food, $1,023.70. Podium Ink, clothing allowance, $60.00. Fund total - $12,161.01 ACTIVITY FUND Atlantic Bottling Co., supplies, $399.35. Bill Huxford, varsity basketball ofcial vs. East Union, $85.00. Brad Honnold, wrestling ofcial triangular 12/6, $145.00. Community Grocers, Inc., supplies, $209.21. Dannco, Inc., clipboard/w. bottles, $85.00. David Greene, junior varsity girls basketball ofcial vs. East Union, $50.00. Delwyn Showalter, wrestling state tickets reimbursement, $537.00. Eric Ehlen, stats program reimbursement, $50.00. Farner Bocken Co., supplies, $66.10. Farmers Coop Co., drying corn, $17.81. Iowa Association FFA, CDE ag communication, $5.00. Glen Jones, varsity basketball ofcial vs. East Union, $85.00. Gopher Performance, ball carts, $1,339.80. Graphic Edge, sweatshirts, $96.31. Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, supplies, $125.02. James Smith, middle school basketball ofcial vs. I-35/Wayne, $120.00. Juliane Daughton, scorebook reimbursement, $26.48. Mount Ayr Community School, concession work fee, $4,600.00. Mary Ellen Taylor, banquet supplies, $96.00. Mike Bell, varsity basketball ofcial vs. East Union, $85.00. NAPA Auto Parts, button batteries, $177.12. Nodaway Valley High School, wrestling tournament entry fee, $85.00. Podium Ink, FFA shirts/hoodies/ boys basketball shirts, $6,170.75. Record-News, play/FFA auction ads, $64.30. Tracey Barnes, junior varsity girls basketball ofcial vs. East Union, $50.00. Barnes & Noble, Inc., books, $701.87. Adam Wuestewald, basketball ofcial vs. Lamoni 12/13, $85.00. Bryant Abel, basketball ofcial vs. Lamoni 12/13, $85.00. Carrie Harges, varsity basketball ofcial vs. I-35 12/14, $85.00. Central Decatur High School, wrestling tournament fee, $75.00. Country Meats, snack sticks, $445.00. David Greene, three junior varsity basketball ofcial 12/11, 12/13, 12/14, $150.00. Great Western Bank, miscellaneous, $249.63. James Smith, two junior varsity basketball ofcial 12/11, 12/14, $100.00. Jim Wilson, varsity basketball ofcial vs. Nodaway Valley 12/11, $85.00. Kevin Kelsey, varsity basketball ofcial vs. Nodaway Valley 12/11, $85.00.
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Larry Jacobus, varsity basketball ofcial vs. I-35 12/14, $85.00. Mike Caley, varsity basketball ofcial vs. Nodaway Valley 12/11, $85.00. Rod Russell, varsity basketball ofcial vs. I-35 12/14, $85.00. Tim Osterhaus, basketball ofcial vs. Lamoni 12/13, $85.00. Tracey Barnes, junior varsity girls basketball ofcial vs. Nodaway Valley 12/11, $50.00. David Greene, middle school boys basketball ofcial vs. East Union 12/20, $60.00. Eric Ehlen, supplies reimbursement/help pod, $355.17. Great Western Bank, $441.70. Deer & Company, back ordered/ service training, $372.47. Neff Company, state football patches, $614.43. Renaissance Hotels, drill team rooms, $593.80. Sams Club, $2,399.22. Tracey Barnes, middle school girls basketball ofcial vs. Lenox 12/17, $60.00. Fund total - $22,203.54

in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Iowa Economic Development Authority at 200 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309. Potential objectors should contact the Iowa Economic Development Authority to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Don Solliday, Mayor of Mount Ayr, IA 48-1t

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Economic Development Assistance Contract for Excel Engineering. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved January 14, 2013. There was no further business. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m. DAVID INLOES Chairman ATTEST: AMANDA WASKE Ringgold County Auditor

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Publication: January 24, 2013 City of Mount Ayr 200 S. Taylor St. Mount Ayr, IA 50854 Telephone Number (641)464-2402 On or after February 1, 2013 the City of Mount Ayr will submit a request to the State of Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under title 1 of the HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974 as amended (P.L. 97-35), to undertake the following project: Project Title: 2013 Water System Improvements Purpose: The project includes construction of a booster pumping station, installation of 1,872 linear feet of water main from the corner of West St. and Maple St. to the booster station and installation of a meter pit at the new SIRWA system entry point. Specic outcomes include the ability to supply the necessary pressure into the water system while allowing the city to discontinue operations at the water treatment plant due its deteriorating condition. Location: City of Mount Ayr, IA Estimated cost: $228,500 CDBG/HUD + $327,720 = $556,220 total Project Costs The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on le at Mount Ayr City Hall, 200 S. Taylor St., Mount Ayr, IA 50854 and at MSA Professional Services, 1555 SE Delaware Ave., Suite F, Ankeny, IA 50021 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Mount Ayr, 200 S. Taylor St., Mount Ayr, IA 50854. All comments received by January 31, 2013 will be considered by the City of Mount Ayr prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Mount Ayr certies to the Iowa Economic Development Authority that Don Solliday in his capacity as Mayor of Mount Ayr consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satised. The Iowa Economic Development Authority approval of the certication satises its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Mount Ayr to use HUD program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Iowa Economic Development Authority will accept objections to its release of funds and the REs certication for a period of fteen (15) days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) the certication was not executed by the Certifying Ofcer of the City of Mount Ayr; (b) the City of Mount Ayr has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, or (d) another federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted

January 14, 2013 The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, January 14, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. with the following members present: David Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington. Also present: Rex and Ann Walters, Harold Cooper, Doug Frost, Jim and Mary Ann Smith, Roger Dolecheck and Jack and Phyllis Manning. A motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington to approve the agenda. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to approve the January 7 and January 11 minutes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. The payroll checks will be issued January 16, 2013. Lois Ibbotson with Tyler Insurance met with the board to review the countys insurance plan. Ron Ludwig and Nicci Tucker with MATURA met with the board to review their request for funding and their overall budget. Rex and Ann Walters, Harold Cooper, Doug Frost, Jim and Mary Ann Smith, Roger Dolecheck and Jack and Phyllis Manning met with the board to discuss the condition of the roads in the east half of the county. They would like for the road to be maintained until it can be properly xed as funds become available. They do not want it to be converted to gravel as that will pose a hazard to vehicles, semis especially, traveling up and down the road. Royce Dredge excused himself to attend the senior citizens meeting from 1:55 to 2:55 p.m. RESOLUTION RC1327 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the treasurers December 2012 monthly report. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved January 14, 2013. RESOLUTION RC1328 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the treasurers semi-annual report. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved January 14, 2013. RESOLUTION RC1329 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves to retain Patrick Greenwood to defend the appeal of the Jefferson township trustee appeal. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved January 14, 2013. RESOLUTION RC1330 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the appointment of the following township trustees: Benton - Greg Mobley and Robert Davison; Clinton - Dale Walkup and Steve Knapp; Jefferson - Charles OKelley and Jim Werner; Liberty - Mark Triggs and Scott Drake; Lincoln Roy Davenport and Jerry Brown; Middle Fork - Walt McGinnis and Charles Abarr; Monroe - Richard Jackson and James Smith; Poe Warren Angus and Melvin Gray; Rice - Bob Buck and Greg Roberts; Riley - Terry Barnes; Tingley - Ken Weeda and John F. Overholtzer, and Washington - John Whittington and Steve Newton. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: None. NAYS: Unanimous. Pending further information from the secretary of states ofce. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved January 14, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13-31 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves to have David Inloes sign the


Loretta Rotert
January 21 - The guest speaker at the United Methodist Church in Beaconseld Sunday will be Art Allen. Mary Ann Smith and Eugene and Esther McAlexander attended the staff parish relation committee meeting Tuesday evening at the Ellston church. Kenneth, Virginia and Shirley McAlexander hosted a birthday dinner for Esther McAlexander for her 81st birthday. Others at the dinner were Eugene McAlexander, Rose McAlexander, Tim McAlexander, Jeff McAlexander and Pat McAlexander. Ester was very happy to have all of her children call her Wednesday for her birthday. Deb Fiderlein and sons of West Branch spent the weekend with her parents, Jim and Mary Ann Smith. Marshall Matlage of Norwalk spent the weekend in the home of his grandmother, Lil Matlage. Ed and Loretta Rotert visited with Eddie and Shelly Rotert Sunday and then continued on to Independence, MO where they visited with Michelle, Jeff, Madison and Carrie Rotert.

Kevin, Melanie and Hannah Jackson attended the junior varsity Pride of Iowa wrestling tournament in Greeneld Monday night. Betsy Keenan hosted a craft retreat over the weekend in Maloy. The rst of crafters arrived Wednesday. Betsys friend, Alice, came then and started making rugs. Friday Sandy Maxa of Lenox was there to conduct a basket making class. Sophie Ryan came from Lamoni. Friday night a carload of crafters arrived from the Quad Cities. Saturday the group busied themselves making rugs and weaving dishcloths. Judy Henderson of Bedford came to do some spinning and join the fun. Sunday morning some of the guests went to mass at the monastery in Clyde, MO. In the afternoon the group had a dance and potluck at the Frontier Hall in Redding. Sophie Ryan led the dancers in folk dancing. Monday the crafters nished weaving on the loom. Sue Buck of Mount Ayr joined the group to share the rugs she makes by twining on a frame and crocheting. The fun weekend ended Monday afternoon.

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January 21 - Brrr. Winter has returned and it is very hard to get used to this normal winter weather as everyone has been so spoiled this year. One good thing about this is, they do not have to endure it for too long with winter being already half over. Evalee White was happy to have been able to spend the day out Saturday with her daughter, Dee. She also helped with the breakfast for supper at the Kellerton community building that evening. Danny Gregg enjoyed going to the Mount Ayr Meal Site three days in a row this week. Paulette Clem was a lunch guest of her parents, Paul and Marie Campbell. Together they celebrated the Campbells 71st wedding anniversary. Congratulations! Neil Stanley enjoyed lunch with his mother, Ada, last week also. Weekend lunch guests included Leroy Hammers and Corwin Karr who joined Elaine McCampbell and Phyllis Sickels who was a guest of her mother, Sylvia Hall. Catherine Crawford enjoyed having lunch brought in to her by her family. Good luck to Mabel Shields as she was able to return to her apartment last Tuesday afternoon. All miss her very much but are happy for her and wish her well. Everyone was also sad to say so long to Kathy Elswick, the social worker, as she retired this past week. A coffee was held for her with staff and residents all wishing her a happy retirement. Taking her place will be Marlys McPherson. Residents spent last Monday enjoying a variety of active games including ring toss, pastimes, Skip Bo and dice before an evening of bingo with Jim and Judy Green. Phyllis Sickels and Cheri Dessinger joined the residents for the daytime games. Winning bingo games were Rosemary Hullinger (guest of Catherine Crawford), Marvin Morse, Betty Ruby, Dorothy Main, Donna Benegas, Virginia Albers, Earl Brand, Darlene Minnick, June Steinman and Elaine McCampbell. Marvin Morse was the blackout winner. Bingo was also enjoyed Wednesday afternoon with the help of Phyllis Riggs. Guests included Harold Crawford, Judy Doolittle, Phyllis Sickels and Corwin Karr who also offered a helping hand. Winners were Maxine Kean, Margaret Campbell, Marvin Morse, Corwin Karr, Vergene Higgins, Myrna Cox, Paul Campbell, Kathryn Adams, Earl Brand, Dorothy Sobotka, Virginia Albers and Catherine Crawford who won blackout. Stories about winter happenings were read by Deanna from Good Old Days and Reminisce magazines. It is nice to be able to listen to those stories and remember those times and not have to worry about getting out in that weather. Phyllis Sickels came in to play dominoes with residents during the afternoon while others enjoyed games of Skip Bo. Seth Denney and son Sam spent an afternoon in Bible study with several residents. It is always nice to listen to him as he provides a very nice Bible study session. Church was with Sandy Cran-

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January 21 - Greg, Amy, Maddie, Emma and Gracie Mobley attended a family celebration for Amys grandmother, Frances Goff. They helped her celebrate her birthday at Maple Ridge Assisted Living. She was 90 on January 21. Craig and Kathi Braby visited with Lafe, Laura, Hattie and Holden Dukes in Norwalk Saturday. Later they attended a dinner with friends in Des Moines. Dick and Joyce Weehler went to Simpson College Thursday night. They went to watch Jensen Stewart play basketball with the team from William Penn. Playing for the Simpson team was former Mount Ayr Raiderette, Bailey Meyer. The Maloy Shamrocks 4-H Club met for their monthly meeting Sunday afternoon in Benton. Wyatt Jackson went to Graceland University Friday. He went with a group of Mount Ayr freshmen with the talent search program. Friday night Wyatt Jackson went with the wrestling team to the John Harris Tournament in Corning. Monday night he wrestled in the Pride of Iowa junior varsity tournament in Greeneld. Tuesday night he went to the wrestling meet in Osceola. Tim and Mel Burton attended the Stalker company Christmas party Saturday evening. Kathi Braby visited with her aunt, Jean Ward, in Lenox Friday. She also visited with her parents, Fred and Joyce Haynes. She helped her mother celebrate her birthday. Kathi reported that her dad is getting along great after his recent hip surgery. Payton Weehler played in the SFL basketball tournament in Mount Ayr Saturday. Also playing in the tournament Saturday were Paige Lynch, Emma and Gracie Mobley, Hannah Lynch and Amber Davison from the Maloy area. Wyatt Jackson went to speech contest in Osceola Saturday morning. He and Lou Knapp had a movie that they had made. They received a II rating on their entry. Wendell and Joan Jackson and
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dell and Charlotte Swank this week. Sandy delivered the message while Charlotte played the piano. It is always nice to have children visit Health Care. Last Wednesday evening just before the supper meal the youth group L.A.M.B.S. arrived from the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. Together children and residents joined to form a band with rhythm instruments made by the children. A sing-along was enjoyed while a few of the children drew inspirational pictures that were then delivered to residents. All enjoyed their visit and look forward to seeing them back next month. Route 66 was remembered through history, highlights, songs, trivia and their own travels. Three residents and two staff members have traveled that route and shared their stories and memories. Those gathered also shared other interesting stories of traveling as well as favorite vacation spots. Listeners were also given an opportunity to visit and learn about other places as they listened to facts before trying to name who, where or what the speaker was describing during the game -- Person, Place or Thing. Pastor Joyce Smith and members from the Methodist church in Mount Ayr and Redding were with residents who are members of those churches Friday afternoon for a special coffee. This is always a nice gathering that those folks look forward to. Rhonda Brand arrived Sunday morning and taught Sunday school class. Welcome visitors over the past week have been Leroy Hammers, Patti Page-Jones of Creston and Corwin Karr with Elaine McCampbell; Steve and Marilyn Werner and Mike, Nancy and Race Kelly of Winterset with Maxine Werner; Joni Dugan with Bernadine McBride; Ed, Colleen and Nici Minnick with Darlene Minnick; Marie Still, Olive Davis, Oleta Jones, Norma Lee Jones and Ellen Powell with Ruth Angus; Ethel Campbell with Donald Campbell; Melanie, Doug, Layne and Toby Ruby with Betty Ruby; Connie Worthington of Des Moines, Trudy Taylor of Ames and Hank Smith with Margaret Fletchall; Pat and Larry Teply with Gerald Gardner; Irene Merical of Adel and Wayne and Suzanne Brown of Pleasant Hill with Shirley Brown; Roger and Teri Main of Creston, Regan Main and Holly Jerome with Dorothy Main; Lyle Hogue of Hateld, MO, Doris Overholser and Evelyn Sickels with Irene Hogue; Leola Adams with Luella Adkisson and Ruth Angus; Regan Main and Holly Jerome with Earl Brand; Carol and Arlene Sobotka and Robert and Pam Grace with Dorothy Sobotka; Vera Moore with Bev Moore.; Larry Crawford of Indianola, Kim Davis of Corydon, Rosemary Hullinger and Harold Crawford with Catherine Crawford; Judy Doolittle with Loreen Reed; Neil Stanley with Ada Stanley; Merna King of Bedford and Dan King with Ed and Lorraine Kin; Bobbie and Anne Rinehart of Hateld, MO and Rhonda Cooper of Kent with Kathryn Adams; Lorrie Haver and Helen Combs with Wayne and Irene Bohn; Helen Combs with Colleene Saville and Maxine Kean, and Paul Smith of Maple Ridge paid several visits to his sister, Maxine Kean.

Evelyn Lund, Gladys Gose and Nioma Gaule. Wednesday was exercise and then everyone got a lot of laughs from the funny church stories that were read. The minister had the u so residents watched Johnny Cashs inspirational music special. Several sang along with Johnny. Thursday was the anniversary of the Happy Days premiere. In the morning they had Happy Days trivia and in the afternoon they had a 50s social hour. It was amazing how many memories got brought up. Friday residents exercised and reminisced about prices in the good old days. They discussed the price of gas, groceries, houses, cars, etc. Boy have things changed! In the afternoon everyone watched the Dean Martin Variety Show. They dont make TV shows like that anymore; all we get now is UN reality shows! Saturday residents had another game of bingo. Winners were Gladys Gose, Dorothy Wetzel, Jean Haidsiak, Evelyn Lund and Lila Barker. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Lavon Brown. She was a great lady and all will miss her. Visitors this week were Kerry Saville and Gordon Kilgore with Clara Kilgore; Roberta Lockhart with Jeane England; Norma Beggs with Evelyn Stevenson; Marcia Nickell with Dorothy Wetzel; Alvin Gaule with Nioma Gaule; Jack and Dixie Taylor with Lorabel Taylor; Rose Roewart with Coletta Bradley, and Robert and Jan Imhoff and Chris and Tina Ambrose came for a birthday party for Juanita Matthews. Food for thought: Nothing is impossible; the word itself says Im Possible!

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January 21 - Wow, the week seemed to y by! Why is it the older you get the faster time goes by? Monday residents exercised and played 20 questions. They even got the staff making guesses! This was a lot of fun! Bible study was led by Scott Marcum in the afternoon. The kitchen xed some yummy cookies for everyone to enjoy afterward. Tuesday residents played the snowball guessing game. Everyone was pretty surprised by the object in question. If youre curious what it was, youll have to come in and ask someone. This writer is sure they would love to tell you the surprise they had to guess. It was quite unique. All played bingo in the afternoon. This is always a favorite. Winners were Dorothy Wetzel, Ona Knott, Clara Kilgore,


January 21 -- January is nearly to its end. However, the activity professions will continue to celebrate their National Activity Professional Week by hosting a popcorn party today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. Lisa will be in over the weekend for a sing-along with the residents. The general store will be open at 2 p.m. Monday. Tune in next week for upcoming February events. Monday Pattie continued to read from A Forever Christmas to the residents. Sommer and Kathi played a bean bag toss game with a group of residents in the afternoon. Doctors rounds were Tuesday. Anna Linkey, Gerata Scott, Irene Spencer, Ione Veatch and Vera Daughton helped frost fresh fried donuts. Staff also assisted with a sing-along in the special care unit. Lisa played the piano for music in the morning. In the afternoon they played bingo. Winners were Iris Osborn, Donnie Johnston, Gerata Scott, Permelia Fletchall, Doyle Murphy and Laura Osborn. Wednesday was a busy day with hand care in the morning. Kathi took the nail cart to the special care unit to do hand care, too. Sandy Crandall was in to provide church in the afternoon. Carmene James played the piano. Sommer took Sarge, Joe Rouths dog, around to residents. They enjoyed watching him chase his toy and petting him. Ione Veatch had a birthday party in her honor hosted by her family and friends. They served chocolate and white cake to residents and staff. Attending her party were Deb and Hal Dean Veatch, Sharon Miller, Carolyn Reeves, Elizabeth Conard and Marlene Wyer. Kathi read the Mount Ayr Re-

cord-News and Diagonal Progress rst thing Thursday. Afterwards residents played the card game Trash in the south lobby. Three tables were going at the same time. In the afternoon residents gathered in the dining room to watch the movie Popeye starring Robin Williams from 1980. It was the birth date of Popeye (1929). Popcorn was served to everyone. Friday Lisa played the keyboard in the north and south lobbies for residents to enjoy. She also entertained in the special care unit. Liz played dominoes with a small group in the south lobby. Kathi and Lisa helped with bingo in the afternoon. Winners were Laura Osborn, Anita Hayworth, Ruth Nickle, Vera Daughton, Permelia Fletchall, Doyle Murphy, Gerata Scott and Helen Banks. Sandy Wood was special guest of Pauline Wood. Saturday Lawrence Welk was shown in the south lobby after supper. Sunday Norma Stringham was in for Sunday school. Carmene James helped on the piano. Sommer gathered residents in the dining room for the January birthday party in the afternoon. Members of the Sunshine Workers 4-H group were in to host the event. They served cookies and 7Up and played a round of bingo. Blackout winners were Minnie Breckenridge and Lesa Darrah. Members of the 4-H group helping were Peter Shervheim, Anna Shervheim, Nathan Shervheim, Jena James, Tucker Darrah, Aaron Darrah, Alexis Darrah, Bailey Darrah and leaders Bobbie Bainum, Jan and Melinda Shervheim and Tammy James. Visitors were Ward and Tina Good with Irene Spencer; Jim and Arlene Pearce, Gary Scott and Dale Scott of Coleridge with Edna Scott; Sue Richards and David and Quita Koehler with Twilla Lininger and Lois Anne Sobotka; Nancy Greenberg with Forrest and Carmetta Shields; Lesa and Baylee Darrah with Berniece Hoffman; Deb and Jack Wackernagle with Arloa Wackernagle; Granny and Cloyd Richardson and Linda Eiviens with Virgil Findley; Becky and Rachel Eike and Chris Harrison Shilhanek with Sarah Eike; Janis Taylor with Anna Linkey; Joyce England with Lois Anne Sobotka; Jim Ward with Roxie Trullinger; Shirley Erickson with Don Strange and Gerald Summa; Grace Warin, Cooper Bradley and Dave and Lisa Richards with Marilyn Richards; George Hunt with Rose Hunt; Sharon Miller, Carolyn Reeves, Hal Dean Veatch, Deb Veatch, Elizabeth Conard and Marlene Wyer with Ione Veatch; Shirley and Bob Erickson with Don Strange; Ann Smith, Janet Haley and Jim, Lori and Allison Norris with Mildred Beymer; Carolyn Derrick with Dorsey Derrick; Estelle Hall with Rose Hunt; Alissa Brand, Jennifer Younts and Alexander and Cassandra and Shelli Brand, Gabrielle Younts and Ellen Brand with Roxie Trullinger; Joyce England with Lois Anne Sobotka; Carol Lee Bentley with Anna Linkey and Mildred Beymer, and Lori Tull and Bethany and Kaitlyn Burgess with Lawrence Bishop, Laura Osborn and Vera Daughton.

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